Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, imove explores and celebrates human movement.
Our explorers are some of the most exciting artists working in Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire. Our celebration is taking place not just in theatres and galleries but on the body of the region itself, on its moors, in its sea, its streets, its pools, its parks and parklands.
imove explores how we feel in our moving bodies, whether that is in our daily lives going to work, to the shops, to school, achieving our personal best over 26 miles and 385 yards, or making slow painful progress from one side of the room to the other.
We all move, maybe in different ways and at different speeds and for different reasons, but we all move all the time. Even when we are still, we are moving inside. Movement can mean picking up everything we own and ending up in another place, so imove also explores the movement from one part of the world to another.
We’re celebrating right up until the end of 2012 – but it won’t end there, we’ll be back in 2013 with more projects and events. We hope you’ll join us.
Thank you to our funders…
imove is funded by Legacy Trust UK and Arts Council England.
Legacy Trust UK is an independent charity whose mission is to support a wide range of innovative cultural and sporting activities which celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and which will leave a lasting legacy in communities throughout the United Kingdom. Legacy Trust UK is funded by a £40 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund (£29m), Department for Culture Media and Sport (£6m) and Arts Council England (£5m). The Trust is a Principal Funder of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival.
Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone. By hosting and supporting imove, Arts Council England is helping to reach new audiences with inspiring and surprising cultural experiences, to open up exciting new opportunities for artists to work in a different way and to harness the power of the London 2012 Olympics to drive forward new partnerships between culture, sports, physical activity and learning.