Blurring the Boundaries began as a cross-disciplinary collaboration between VibraFusionLab (ON), Gift Tshuma (QC), and Charles Matthews (UK).

Our key collaborators include: Drake Music (UK), MilieuxMake/Education Makers (QC), and Propeller Dance (ON).

Blurring the Boundaries is part of New Conversations, a programme funded and delivered by the British CouncilFarnham Maltings, and the High Commission of Canada in the UK. The fund is designed to encourage and support the development of creative exchange, collaboration and partnerships between artists and arts organisations in the performing arts sector in the UK and Canada.

Initial experiments (L-R):
Houda Jawhar, Charles Matthews, Gift Tshuma, David Bobier
This project brings the emerging practice of rapid accessible instrument creation to integrated dance: blurring the boundaries between musicians, dancers, and technologists/makers.  Through creative, hands-on development, we hope to establish dialog between maker communities and Disabled-artist-led performance organisations in the UK and Canada.
Our intention is to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of performances that engage with inclusion and the aesthetics of access across cultures. By doing so, we hope to increase the number of Disabled artists who are recognised as technical innovators as well as performers.
In terms of artistic output, we hope to re-imagine accessibility in an integrated dance context using digital technology, to explore a synergy and blurring of roles between dancer, musician, and audiences by opening up direct access to tools.