We had a lot of fun building this mountain-style accessible dance set for inclusive charitable project Infinite – we love its aims and happily manufactured the stage for free.
Architectural designer Katie Thomas of KTM Design created the concept to fuse architecture, design and inclusive performance, with the aim to reframe perceptions of disability.
We took her concept to working drawings after exploring how performers would move upon it and offering various improvements. Our workshop manufactured the components while timber supplier James Latham was generous in reducing timber costs for us.
Katie founded Infinite during her MA studies in architecture at the Arts University Bournemouth. Deriving from her passion for fusing architecture and dance, the project helps break boundaries within the realms of theatrical design, performance and disability.
She said: “Infinite is about inspiring people to use their personal challenges as a motivation to succeed, instead of as a reason for giving up.”
To launch the stage, Katie ran a performance with local inclusive performance group Diverse City (pictured), celebrating the abilities of diverse bodies through dance, circus and physical theatre.