Jukebox Gems put on dance shows for Orbit's independent living scheme residents in Coventry - The Coventry Observer

15th Aug, 2022

Jukebox Gems put on dance shows for Orbit's independent living scheme residents in Coventry

A NATIONAL dance group performed across Coventry for residents at housing provider Orbit’s independent living schemes.

The ‘Dancing Jukebox Gems’ is an outdoor performance created by the Wriggle Dance Theatre in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The production is aimed at reaching people who are unable to access live theatre, particularly those isolating or vulnerable older adults.

Pippa Reeve, place-making and partnership manager at Orbit, said: “The past year has been extremely challenging, especially for our residents, so we wanted to organise something which would help put a spring back in their step and a smile on their face.

“Being part of our communities is central to what we do at Orbit and we were delighted that the Dancing Jukebox Gems were able to perform for our Coventry residents.”

Performances took place at Park View, Shortwood Court, Loxley Court and Tanyard Farm, from June 21 to 28..

All live shows adhered to social distancing.

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