Caroline Bowditch - ‘Dance Agent for Change’

 If you could find some way of attaching a generator to Caroline Bowditch then the world’s energy supply problems would be solved overnight.   Caroline is affected by a genetic disorder that has meant she is smaller that she might have been and that she must rely on a wheelchair to get around.  To meet her, and to see and experience her work first hand, is to witness something that is truly remarkable. To tell your friends that you’ve seen a wheelchair user dance without their wheel chair generates puzzled looks.   Yet it would be easy to assume your seeing a raw talent.  Talking to Caroline calmly and quietly on one of those rare occasions when she isn’t, buzzing around like a mosquito, you start to understand that life has been very difficult and that coping at one point became unbearable for a young girl who couldn’t take people staring at her. ‘I had to sort it out because I was going to implode’.   It’s certain then, that at least some of what other disabled dancers see in Caroline is the tangible embodiment of triumph over difficulty, which provides that readily convertible currency of self-belief to everyone, she works with.   For more and to download a pdf about Caroline click here
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