We like to move it

KIRKCALDY;'St Clair Centre, Bank Street;'Dancers from the centre with learning disabilities who are performing at the Adam Smith Theatre;'THOMAS CAMPBELL, project worker KERRIE COWIE, MOIRA MCCANDLISH, project worker VICKY LOCKHART, project manager ANGIE SHEARER, KERRY BROWN & ANGELA BIRRELL'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
KIRKCALDY;'St Clair Centre, Bank Street;'Dancers from the centre with learning disabilities who are performing at the Adam Smith Theatre;'THOMAS CAMPBELL, project worker KERRIE COWIE, MOIRA MCCANDLISH, project worker VICKY LOCKHART, project manager ANGIE SHEARER, KERRY BROWN & ANGELA BIRRELL'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

ADAM Smith Theatre is set to host a ground-breaking show on Monday, when artists in residence Re:Move take to the stage.

The Re:Move project is aimed at giving those who would not normally have the chance to get on stage an opportunity, and Monday will see community groups from Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline, Lochgelly and Glenrothes all perform dance programmes as part of a full-length show.

Launched in May this year, the Kirkcaldy group, who have varied learning disabilities, have been getting together once a week to explore different styles of dancing with professional tutor Yolanda Aguilar, creating two pieces of dance to show to the crowds on Monday.

Yolanda, who has also been involved with the other groups, explained: “We had to take a very creative approach, so the dancing is task-based rather than choreography to the beat of the music.

“The Kirkcaldy group has responded very well to the tasks and have really enjoyed it. We have two pieces and they are songs everybody will know.

Transformed

“It’s a fantastic project - a celebration of who we are - but we can’t just tag it as different. I think everybody involved has been transformed.”

The Kirkcaldy dancers are based at the St Clair Centre, and include staff and day visitors.

Angie Shearer, day care officer at the Centre, said the project has been a success even before the show is due to take place on Monday.

She said; “Everyone who has taken part has absolutely loved it. We have service users who have come on leaps and bounds since beginning the project - it’s absolutely brilliant.

“They have learned new skills and they are experiencing different things - even going to Adam Smith Theatre and seeing the stage.

“It’s a fantastic project and concept. On the stage everyone is equal - the staff, the service users - everyone.

“This is the first time we have done anything like this, so we are just going to make it a good experience and enjoy every moment. It’s going to be fun.”

Kerry Brown, who is taking part in the show, said: “I really like the dancing - it’s fab - I’m really excited,” while Moira McCandlish praised the project, saying: “Yolanda is very patient, and the dancing is the best - it feels great.”