Our Moving Stories is a community focussed company currently based in Southall and the surrounding areas. We are a grassroots organisation made by people for people, exploring the living potential of the moving body and its ability to communicate narrative, make change and bridge across divides. We facilitate and explore movement practice across generations and are inclusive of all abilities, believing that everyone has a story to share through movement.
As well as engaging with movement vocabularies through classes and creative projects, we are keen to connect with artistic communities beyond dance and provide a platform for the sharing of disciplines inclusive of dance, music, spoken word, visual art and text.
Sarah Sulemanji is a dancer, movement practitioner and lecturer based in London, United Kingdom. Her interest lies in movement languages as a form of self expression and communication. Her work is grounded in improvisational methods, community practice and Graham-based contemporary dance technique.
Sarah holds a First-Class Honours degree in Dance Performance, an MA in Professional Practice, a PGCHE, an enhanced DBS Certificate, is a qualified yoga instructor, a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Foundation for Community Dance.
Gabriela is a London based artist, teacher and workshop facilitator with over 8 years of experience working within the creative sector. With a background in commercial and studio photography, fine art and acting she brings a variety of different approaches to any creative environment.
Gabriela has a BA(Hons) in dance performance and is working towards becoming a qualified Art Psychotherapist. She is currently continuing her professional development teaching children art in primary schools throughout West London. Gabriela enjoys working with a diverse array of people and is passionate about encouraging creative individuality and expression.
We possess a breadth of expertise, delivering dance, movement and yoga classes for all ages and abilities. The focus of these can be movement for well-being, to develop new or pre-existing skills in dance, as a form of creative expression and as a way to bring people together. We are always keen to open conversations with activity leaders and residents and to adapt sessions towards the needs of the existing and emerging needs of communities