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A collaborative dance programme between Helix Arts, Pell Ensemble and young dancers from the Tees Valley. Supported by investment from the Foyle Foundation, Creative Darlington, ARC and Arts Council England.

Upload/Unplug is an innovative and interactive digital dance project, where the audience provide data and decide what happens to ‘David’ at the end of the piece. It explores themes around privacy, the use of our data and how we share our thoughts online. As well as sharing the performance with audiences new to dance in the region Helix co-produced an inclusive dance outreach programme where young dancers from Stockton and Darlington got to work alongside Pell’s Artistic Director Rebecca Evans and other professional dance artists to co-create a ‘curtain-raiser’ performance. These co-productions were shared with family, friends and the public alongside Upload/Unplug in community and arts venues.

2nd Floor
51 Bedford Street
North Shields
NE29 0AT

Charity no. 700956
Company Reg no. 2114849

Helix Arts is an Artsmark Partner

Helix Arts is an Arts Award Centre

Helix Arts is an Arts Council England NPO