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DANCE SIX-0 wins Wiltshire Public Health Award

Dance six-0
09 June 2016

Salisbury Playhouse is delighted to announce that DANCE SIX-0, a contemporary dance company for older performers supported by the Playhouse, has won the Tackling Health Inequalities in the Community award at the Wiltshire Public Health Awards.

The award was presented to co-founders Meg Edgar and Philippa Heseltine at a ceremony at County Hall in Trowbridge on 8 June. Meg and Philippa said “This award is the best possible accolade and recognition we could hope for at this early stage in DANCE SIX-0’s story. In less than 9 months the company has achieved so much and it is a wonderful tribute to everyone who has made DANCE SIX-0 such a success. ”

Inspired by Sadler’s Wells’ Company of Elders, Judith Bossano, Meg and Philippa decided Salisbury needed to provide the unique opportunity for elders to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of dance to people of all abilities, with or without dance experience.

Formed last September, DANCE SIX-0 has already performed at events across the country, including the Elixir day of workshops and performances at London’s Sadler’s Wells.

Last week DANCE SIX-0 presented a newly commissioned work, This Very Moment - We Gather, choreographed by Charlotte Spencer, at Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival.

Gareth Machin, Artistic Director of Salisbury Playhouse said “We are delighted to be supporting such an excellent participatory initiative that has already made a valuable contribution to the local and regional arts ecology. Their work is inspiring and distinctive and we look forward to playing our part in its future development.”

DANCE SIX-0 also runs two open classes at Salisbury Playhouse on Wednesday mornings, 10.00am–11.00am and 11.30am–12.30pm. Men and women of all abilities aged 60 and over are welcome to join the friendly, inspirational classes. There are still a few places left for the summer term which can be booked via the Salisbury Playhouse Ticket Office on 01722 320333.

For more information about DANCE SIX-0 please visit www.dancesix0.com