Weren't You Expecting Me? was a year-long Imaginate project led by Caroline Bowditch in 2017
Caroline is a performance artist and choreographer with years of experience in working to improve accessibility and inclusivity within the arts. You can read more about her here.
The presence of visibly disabled performers in performance work targeted at young audiences is incredibly rare. As a direct response to this realisation, disabled performance maker and choreographer, Caroline Bowditch, spent time with us taking a closer look at the impact, if any, that this may have on the live performance experience that disabled and non-disabled children have particularly looking at the effect on aspirations, self-esteem and overall perceptions of disability. She also talked to the industry and performance makers about their experiences, choices and identifying areas for future growth and change.