Young people’s music and dance showcase in Mansfield

Date published: 10 Jul 2013

Posted by: Joe Pick

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This video shows the rehearsals for, performance of and response to The Elements, a wonderful showcase of work by the young participants of City Arts’ Resonation programme.  It features interviews with the artists who led the projects and the young people who took part.  This spectacular performance took place at the Mansfield Palace Theatre in February 2013.

Resonation was developed during 2012-2013 with a grant from Youth Music.  The programme focused on engaging young people from ex-mining communities in north Nottinghamshire.  During this project we worked in partnership with MyPlace in Mansfield and the Samworth Church Academy in Forest Town.

The project used music to increase the confidence, improve the life skills and support the personal development of young people with learning disabilities. Music sessions were held to train the young people to play City Arts’ Giant Chime instruments. These unique instruments offered the young people participating an exciting and effective way to express themselves creatively, supported by professional artists and their peers.