Inspiring Sheffield dancers featured on TV Strictly show performing on Crucible stage

Dancers who have appeared on the BBC Strictly show It Takes Two are appearing on the Sheffield Crucible stage.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 4:45 pm
Crispin Gell, centre, and Nathan Geering, top left, in the show Trust in Care
Crispin Gell, centre, and Nathan Geering, top left, in the show Trust in Care

Trust in Care is a high-energy show that combines hip-hop, street dance, interactive projections, beatboxing and poetry to tell the dynamic story of two siblings trying to navigate their way through the care system.

Along the way, they meet foster carers and creative mentors that help them reflect on what it means to be a family and learn to trust new people who enter their lives.

One of the lead characters is blind breakdancer Crispin Gell who featured on the TV programme talking alongside Nathan Geering, his dance teacher and creative dance mentor.

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They described how life-changing learning to dance has been for Crispin and how Nathan uses a special vocal dance language to help visually-impaired better dancers understand how they should be moving.

Nathan, who also performs in the show, is the artistic director of the Sheffield-based charity Rationale Arts, which aims to make the arts accessible to both disabled and non-disabled people. He was also the artistic director of the 2017 Special Olympics opening ceremony which took place in the Sheffield United Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield.

With a diverse cast of performers who are both disabled and non-disabled as well as performers from LGBTQ communities and culturally diverse backgrounds, Trust In Care was created alongside young people in care, some of whom appear in the spoken word parts of the show.

Nathan Geering in spectacular action

Trust in Care sets out to provide an emotive insight into the experiences of looked-after children and young people, as seen through their own eyes.

Accessibility is at the heart of this production and it will have audio description embedded into the production, as well as British Sign Language interpretation.

Trust in Care on June 4 is part of the Together Season Festival that reopens the Crucible stage to live performances with an audience after lockdown. Featuring shows created by a huge range of diverse local talent, it runs from May 24 to June 5. For full details of the season and box office bookings, head to sheffieldtheatres.co.uk