Testimonials

A collection of things that people have said about their experience of our work…

Productions:

“Anger transformed into art. Conflict into beauty. Keep changing the world.”
Audience Member, Crackle. Dust. 2019.

“Truly inspirational. Incredibly evocative and talented. Takes ‘dance’ to a new level.”
Audience Member, Crackle. Dust. 2019.

“I find dance quite difficult to process. I f*****g loved this. Thank you.”
Audience Member, Crackle. Dust. 2019.

“A moving and powerful performance, it’s a privilege to share their stories.”
Audience Member, The Sense of an Ending 2014.

“Intensely moving…”,
David Whetstone, The Journal, The Sense of an Ending 2014.

Beautiful and powerful. Really felt the stories. Was in tears and could not believe an hour had gone by. Brilliant!” 
Audience Member, The Sense of an Ending 2014.

Community:

“My appreciation of the artistic, has, in all it’s forms, suddenly opened up to me out of nowhere. I feel happy, more purposeful, definitely healthier and fitter.”
George, Company of Others Ensemble Performer, 2016.

“Dance is the most special thing in my life, It’s a release from day to day life”
Linda, Company of Others Ensemble Performer, 2019

“Nadia encourages us to do things we didn’t think were possible at an age. Warm up exercises have helped with breathing connected to choir and everyday life. It is impossible to feel isolated when you come here”
Sylvia, Company of Others Ensemble Performer, 2016.

“When I dance, I free myself. Dancing makes me bring out emotions”
Patience, Walker Youth Dance Project Performer, 2017.

 “We were helping each other and now we can do it altogether, we were amazing!” Malva, Walker Youth Dance Project Performer, 2018.

Partners:

“Company of Others’ work is now more important than ever, enabling and involving women from our diverse communities to creatively express their stories which are authentic and meaningful.”
Vikas Kumar, MBE, GemArts.

“Our residents really look forward to Nadia’s movement sessions, their whole being comes alive in her classes. Since Nadia has been working with our residents they have become more interactive with one another and there has been a marked improvement in their core stability and flexibility. Nadia is very patient and takes time to get to know our residents individually, they are very fond of her.”
Patricia Thorp LLB (Hons), Activity Manager, Cramlington House Care Home.

 “I thought it was a very important piece of work bringing together hidden voices and hidden experiences that we don’t often get to see on british stages so I was very pleased we got to be a part of that. I loved the immersive-ness of the work and the tender way in which the stories were told, sometimes we would hear a whole story, sometimes just a little and sometimes a story would only be told to one person.”
Garfield Allen, STUN.

“These young ladies would not have had the confidence to do this prior to this dance project experience and I have seen a wonderful boost of self-esteem and self-belief!”
Jane Kemp-Hardy, Head of Stephenson, Walker Riverside Academy.

'The Sense of an Ending North East' (excerpt) Performed by Kate Jackson at Resolution! 2015 Captured by Chantal Guevara

Image: Kate Jackson in The Sense of an Ending captured by Chantal Guevara