We created a behind the scenes film of People Dancing’s 11 Million Reasons to Dance project. 11 Million Reasons was conceptualised by People Dancing in 2014 to positively profile Deaf and disabled people who dance. The project was developed from People Dancing’s core vision to ‘desegregate’ Deaf and disabled people from anyone else that dances, and to help facilitate a change in perceptions around disabled people dancing.
The stunning, powerful, emotive and humorous images are diverse and many bring a subtle but relevant message. The complete portfolio has been touring the UK over the last year, aiming to be both resource and inspiration for a number of people, especially Deaf and disabled people who take part in dance activity.
The project took place in 12 indoor and outdoor locations, with 21 separate shoots involving more than 160 people. The work took three months to complete.