REFLECTIONS: Triple Bill
In March 2017, the company performed its first full-length Triple Bill at Pegasus Theatre, Oxford as part of the Dancin’ Oxford Festival 2017.
Figures show young people are affected disproportionately with over half of mental health problems, starting by the age of 14 and 75% by 18. We must then fight to see the pledge of mental health first aid training being offered to EVERY secondary school in the country. Because the fight is about prevention (teaching people how to identify symptoms) as well as treatment through our (sadly battered) NHS.
Let our raising of awareness – through art, protest, talks, gatherings – not end there, but become action that breeds fruitful results.
The fight isn’t over yet.
Our body of work ‘Reflections’ isn’t just about raising awareness. It’s a fight to keep mental healthcare at the tip of our tongues and affect real change. Continuous change.
Me, Myself and I
Excellent show, with incredibly high production values! I was completely captivated from start to finish - the choreography was fantastic, well done on engaging such talented artists to support you in creating such powerful material, that truly tapped in to the emotional, and often heart-wrenching reality of mental health.
- Emily Winfield, Producer, Studio Wayne McGregor
I have never seen anything quite like it, and it was an experience that will stay with me for a long time. The performance was beautiful, moving and a phenomenal way to raise awareness of mental health. I only wish every young person in England could watch this performance, as I think it was would be an innovative and powerful way to reduce the stigma of mental health before it fully develops.
- Annie Sillence, Active Body Healthy Mind Coordinator, Oxfordshire Mind
Reflections’ is a unique and refreshing approach to raising awareness of mental health issues. This was such a fantastic production, with real creativity, incredible dancing and poignant music that had me captured for the entirety of the performance. I hope that further funding can be found to tour this to groups of young people to break down the stigma and barriers to discussing mental health issues.
- Sally Culmer, Public Health, Oxfordshire County Council