Creative INSET: Inclusive dance and drama for SEND students - 25 March 2020

About the INSET

This INSET will be led by two inclusive organisations - Corali Dance and Flute Theatre. 

The first part of this INSET will focus on the ways that Corali supports people with a learning disability to access contemporary art. Making direct use of the Tate collection, and I Am At Tate Exchange Festival, teachers will be led through tasks that empower the young people they work with to make their own creative choices. The session will make use of Corali’s cross-art form methods that will open up ways of mark-making, movement and creative writing as a way to enjoy art. 

Corali’s practice has been informed by our work in special educational needs schools and is excited to share these methods shaped by teachers, with teachers.

The afternoon will be led by Flute Theatre, introducing their unique method of working with children and young people on the autism spectrum. The Hunter Heartbeat Method is a series of sensory drama games based on the essence of Shakespeare, created by Kelly Hunter MBE, for people with autism. 

Teachers will learn kinaesthetically by playing games with Kelly and the actors, whilst also getting a basic understanding of the methodology behind the games. By the end of the session, teachers will have learnt a number of tried and tested games and activities that they can put to use in their classrooms immediately.

Suitable for:

This event is suitable for teachers and teaching assistants working in London SEND schools and SENCOs from mainstream schools. We regret that this session is not open to colleagues from cultural organisations or freelancers working with schools.

About Corali Dance

Corali is a leader in dance created by artists with a learning disability.

Their work stems from collaboration and explores the relationship between dance and other artforms and between professional and participatory practice.

Corali has developed a methodology that stems from the creative and artistic talents of the people with a learning disability that we work with. Over our 30-year existence, we have also formed key partnerships with London art galleries, such as Tate, Whitechapel, and Bethlem. 

About Flute Theatre

Kelly Hunter MBE has been working with teachers and with young people who are deaf, disabled and neurodiverse for the last twenty years in the UK and across the world. With her company, Flute Theatre, they offer their specialised workshops embracing language and disability, responding to the needs of the group.  

Flute is a true ensemble: a group of pioneering actors led by Kelly Hunter, pushing the boundaries of Shakespeare performance for audiences across the world including those with autism.

This event is part of I Am At Tate Exchange Festival – a unique festival celebrating the creativity of D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse children and young people, taking place at Tate Modern from 24-28 March.

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Event Details


Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG


25 March 2020


10:15AM 4:00PM



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