Freestylers: Everybody With Me, Always

30 April - 01 May 2022

Freestylers, a group of disabled and non-disabled artists, performed at the Bluecoat.

In this relaxed show using film, dance and activities, Freestylers - alongside local performers - shared films, live performances and activities for everybody.

Watch the below film by Freestylers featuring their Bluecoat performance.

"Everybody With Me, Always tells the story of our journey together over the last two years. What we have shared, all the amazing people we have met and how we have grown. We are creating a new place, where the rules are different and everyone is welcome."

Freestylers are an ever-expanding team of artists, person-centred and disability-led. Their work is about listening and learning from each other. The Freestylers team have longstanding creative relationships built on care, support and trust.

Core members are: Adam Smith, Abdul Sabir, DJ Hassan, Francis Majekodunmi, Sherrie King, Paul Davidson, Shola Cole Wilson, Roland Carline, Vicky Hawkins, Ben Myers and Rachel Gildea."

About Freestylers

Freestylers (previously Deptford Freestylers) is made of a team of people who have longstanding creative relationships built on care, support and trust. As our team is made up of artists with and without disability we are often interrogating the idea of care because we believe it goes both ways. We believe that everyone in our group is powerful, so we are passionate about finding ways to break down conventional power structures and share ownership of our work. We want to celebrate individuals but challenge individualism in the arts.

Freestylers provide a space where people can be seen if they choose to be, and become a part of a wider cultural conversation about race, class, identity, and gender which is shaping the future.

Commissioned by CONTINUOUS and Unlimited. Supported using funding from the John Ellerman Foundation.

Everybody With Me, Always is supported by the work of Corali Dance Company.