DANCE WELL webinar took place on 25th May 2016. Fergus Early OBE* from Green Candle Dance Company was interviewed by Paul Cann, Chief Executive of Age UK Oxfordshire about the joys and challenges of dancing with older people.
FERGUS EARLY is Green Candle Dance Company"s Artistic Director Fergus began his dancing career with the Royal Ballet, later studying at the London Contemporary Dance School where he became a senior teacher. He was a founder member of X6 Dance Space and New Dance magazine. In 1987 he formed Green Candle, a dance company working in community and educational contexts for all age groups and abilities. Green Candle has won three Digital Dance Awards and for 25 years has been at the forefront of new developments in community dance. Fergus is the winner of several awards, including a Greater London Arts Dance Award, a Lisa Ullman Travelling Bursary, the Time Out/Dance Umbrella Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement and a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. In 2010 he was awarded an OBE for his contribution to dance and In 2011 he was made an Honorary Doctor of Arts by De Montfort University, Leicester.
To read Fergus' research Remember to Dance - Evaluating the impact of dance activities for people with different stages of dementia click on Read More.