Methodology

Since the beginning of its journey, CoDa has focused on creating a community where there is no hierarchy; where performer and participant hold the same artistic value and contribution; where there is no you and I but only Us. This is a fundamental principle in the development of the methodology which drives all projects.

GET THE INVITE RIGHT
  • Scope & design a person-centred invitation to participate
  • Take time to build personal relationships and trust with individuals and their care networks
ACTIVATE THE SPACE
  • Create an inclusive space – transformed from it’s everyday use
  • Understand the complexity of navigating consent when working with people who have barriers to communication
  • Only work with individuals who are able to give consent
  • Ensure access needs are met & a co-designed network of support is created by the group
GIVE PERMISSION TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY
  • Shift the power dynamic and create an equitable exchange
  • Build an alternative ecology which frees people to interact and move in ways outside the hospital norm
VALUE INTENT
  • Work beyond perceived physical capacity
  • Challenge existing narratives about what can’t be done, using visualisation and experimentation
BUILD CONFIDENCE
  • Create a supportive culture for personal physical risk-taking
  • Respond to individual mobility barriers and design personalised strategies for physical discovery
COLLABORATE
  • Imagine and explore together
  • Facilitate a collaborative process without hierarchy – ascribe value to every contribution
CREATE
  • Change the power dynamic
  • Create a highly visible platform for ideas and experiences, giving everyone agency in the development of a professional multi-sensory dance performance