Bones, bodies and beats is a creative learning project involving ACE partnered with the Thackray Museum of Medicine and the Balbir Singh Dance Company. Recently it underwent a significant transition, expanding its focus beyond dance to cultivate critical thinking among students.
It prompted discussions on pressing issues like climate change, drawing inspiration from activists such as Greta Thunberg, Rosa Parks and Mary Seacole. The workshops delved into the significance of role models in shaping identity and purpose. Artists like Emma Houston, B-boy Lilou or Stormzy illustrated how arts can serve as a vehicle for change. The project aimed to empower students to find their voices and consider ways to enact positive change.
This shift to activism encouraged a broader perspective, fostering a sense of responsibility and inspiring students to think and engage actively in shaping a better future.