Inspiring for 30 years.....

Corali is delighted to be celebrating this special milestone!

We are taking a moment to reflect on a wonderful 30 years by collecting 30 quotes from different people about how Corali has inspired them. We hope you enjoy taking a moment to read these (preferably over a cuppa!)… If you’d like to gift a quote then we’d love to hear from you. Drop Jen a line at jennifer@corali.org.uk

Kick Up At Guys Hospital

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'Corali is about developing skills and creativity. When we are all together we are ability not disability.'

- Paul Davidson, Corali Dance Artist

Image: Kick Up performing Bowled Over at Guy’s Hospital - photo by Jon C Archdeacon

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'Corali has inspired me because I see people express themselves in the most amazing ways, sometimes when they’ve spent their lives being told they lack the ability to express themselves.'

- Dr Simon Jarrett, Corali Trustee

Image: Corali Ident Workshop at Tate - photo by Jon C Archdeacon

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'Corali has always challenged me to think about the role an artist has in society. It reminds me how important it is for us all to be seen and recognised as creative individuals.'

- Daniel Weaver, musician and composer for Corali

Image: Bethan Kendrick and Daniel Weaver in Under Curve, Over Curve at The Place, March 2019. Photo by Jon C Archdeacon

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'Corali has really changed my life forever for the future. It's given me extra skills to be recognised for my creativity.'

- DJ Hassan, Corali Dance Artist

Image: DJ in rehearsal for Technicolour Everyday, photo by Jon C Archdeacon

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‘Working with Corali inspired me to be a better communicator, dance maker and friend. I have had some of my favourite times in the studio with Corali dancers - their generosity, talent and commitment is a joy to be around and the vision of Sarah and her colleagues is an inspiration. Here’s to the next 30 years!’

- Jasmine Wilson, Director of Learning & Engagement, Studio Wayne McGregor

Image: Paul Davidson performing Dreams of Flying Reworked at The Place, photo by Jon C Archdeacon

Corali Rehearsal - 'Technicolor Everyday'

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‘Corali makes me so grateful, learning how to travel, warm up and develop as a dancer.’

- Veneshia Bailey, Corali Dance Artist

Image: Veneshia in dress rehearsal for Technicolour Everyday, photo by Jon C Archdeacon

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‘When you work with people whose creativity inspires you, continuously surprises you and who are great fun, then time just disappears. 25 Corali years in my case and what an incredible journey it continues to be...’

- Bridget Chew, Associate Director, Corali

Image: Kick Up performing Bowled Over at U.Dance 2019 / Photo by Roswitha Chesher

Jennifer Dyer