Lauren Syrett, The Dance Initiative, and Timothy P Ellis present a participatory performance featuring a contemporary dance and jazz music collaboration which is specifically aimed at older people living in care across Cornwall. The project aims to provide new and exciting creative opportunities for residents and staff at Residential Homes across the county..


Gypsy Vibes is supported by Falmouth University’s Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme.


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Falmouth University Press Release

Moments of Breath and Hand Jive


In partnership with Jayne Devlin, Arts for Health Cornwall and Hall for Cornwal, Moments of Breath & Hand Jive is a performance project in care homes for older people in Cornwall. Loosely based on the hit film and musical Calamity Jane, Lauren from The Dance Initiative, Jayne Devlin and Cathy Whitmore have been exploring high quality dance performance in healthcare settings for older people. 


Read more about Moments of Breath and Hand Jive in the following links.

Film: Chris Day | Liam Lloyd Brennan

Move Better Live Better


In partnership with Age UK Falmouth & Elisabeth Bird, Move Better Live Better is a student led project leading dance and movement sessions for the clients at the Falmouth day care centre. The project has been running since May 2013. The Dance Initiative hopes to maintain a partnership with Falmouth University to offer students a chance to see participatory dance in a new environment. 


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