Memory Dance was originally initiated in London 2016 as part of a record label release that supported the work of the Alzheimer’s Society. The project aimed to raise dementia awareness amongst a younger audience who may not be conscious of the issues at stake surrounding dementia care, reminiscence, music, memory, and moving image heritage.
Having launched at Rough Trade East in 2016, Memory Dance has since worked alongside Sheffield music festival No Bounds, pushing at the fringes of non-conventional modes for delivering screen heritage and electronic music to diverse audiences. Locating rarely-seen archive film and video collections in new and exciting contexts, Memory Dance works with festivals, arts and heritage venues, programmers, artists and curators. A collaborative, cross-generation space where film makers from the 1970s can screen work alongside music producers born in the 2000s, played out to a local, national and international audience. Memory Dance aims to build a greater community understanding of our moving image heritage so it can can be shared and preserved for the future.