Project information

SG2 - Nadenh project

Please help us to bring Pon Nadenh a talented wheelchair dancer and choreographer over from Cambodia to train with Stopgap on our SG2 apprentice scheme. This will enable Nadenh to live in the UK and gain valuable skills.

2 years

Charity information: Stopgap Dance Company

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  • Need


    There is a distinct lack of professional disabled dancers but the talent is out there. There is little provision for integrated vocational dance training that allows disabled dancers to compete in the professional world of dance.


    By enabling disabled young dancers to participate fully in classes with non-disabled dancers & reach a standard of excellence needed to compete in the professional dance world, we can nurture emerging talent that will feed the sector in years to come.
    Feedback obtained from dancers demonstrates a demand for regular creative movement workshops but that the existing care providers do not have the specialist movement training required to deliver these workshops. Stopgap fills that void.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To train disabled dancers to a level of excellence allowing them access to professional dance work.


    » Regular full time vocational training. Support in professional development. Access to Arts networks and companies. Working alongside professionals.

    What success will look like

    Building a network of talented dancers who are able to perform equally alongside other professionals and dispelling negative attitudes & assumptions to what disabled artists can do

  • Impact


    Nadenh will be able to take his skills back to Cambodia to continue his work in the future. We hope that training with us will broaden his skills and enable him to become more independent and skilled.


    There is a risk that Nadenh could become home sick and wish to leave. We have dealt with this by working closely with Epic Arts in Cambodia and maintaining a relationship with Nadenh. We will also employ a Dance Officer to work alongside him supporting him with finding housing and settling in to the UK.


    regular newsletters, videos and photographs on our facebook page and invitations to performances.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,758

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  • Background


    Stopgap are based in Farnham in Surrey at the Farnham Maltings.


    Along with the obvious benefits for Nadenh he will be involved in teaching in Special schools and working with associate artists; therefore sharing his skills and benefitting the local school children.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Stopgap Dance Company was set up in 1997 and aims to develop work that achieves the seamless integration of disabled and non disabled dancers. Working with both physically and learning disabled dancers Stopgap Dance Company is a pioneer in integrated dance practice. The company tours nationally and internationally and is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. Alongside the professional performances and classes the company runs a youth dance & community education programme.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Epic Arts

    Partner. Epic Arts is a disability arts charity established in 2001 and working in the UK, Cambodia and China.

    Lucy Bennett

    Leader. Lucy is the Artistic Director of Stopgap.