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Laura Jones, StopGAP: StopGAP is a company that's proud to be integrated — with strong ethics that underpin all aspects of the company and give a distinct flavour to our work.
StopGAP is the dancers. Our 5 resident dancers are full time artists who are with us for the long haul: between them all they have clocked up 35 years in StopGAP, and they are only young! With that length of time comes a depth of knowledge that is unparalleled elsewhere and sings through all our work.
This depth and passion, combines with our real commitment to encouraging participation, to contribute to local and national dance infrastructure and to support the integrated dance sector to flourish. We really do see our performance work and our participation work as of equal importance, and each informing the other. StopGAP is a dance company that challenges traditional notions about dance by using each dancer's physical and intellectual potential as a starting point for creating new work. We work from a philosophy of physical, psychological and social integration. In so doing, we recognise and celebrate individuality and the differences between people whilst continually seeking artistic and technical excellence.
StopGAP leads a wide range of activities, which covers workshops, education residencies, talks, creative exchanges and performances. We deliver these activities locally, nationally and internationally. StopGAP is also actively involved in the national disability arts debate.