FATHOM was a Mi Flamenco project funded by Big Lottery, Awards for All. This funding enabled us to reach out to vulnerable members of our community, who were in recovery or suffering from mental health issues and the trauma of domestic abuse.
The FATHOM project involved workshops and the creation of a performance piece, exploring social deprivation issues and parallels that run between marginalised communities here in the UK and that of the Spanish flamenco gypsies. This piece used physical theatre techniques, narrative, flamenco-orientated dance and original music composed by Mi Flamenco’s lead guitarist, Uri Tal.
The stories from deprived communities were the source of this piece.
Pavilion Dance South West’s support was vital in Phase 1, which included an Artists in Residency week and a showing of the work-in-progress.