The human animal loves to move -
on its own and with others.
Exuberant, expressive, full-on. We are built to embody our lives.
But lots gets in our way …
JABADAO is a team of dancers, acrobats and developmental movement specialists who create everyday ways to make life more embodied. We research the power of physical play to drive potential and wellbeing for people of all ages and all energies. And then we create ways to change things so there is more of it about.
And life is better.
We live in a body designed for survival in the natural world (running, climbing, out-manoeuvring).
We live in a culture that asks us to stop moving, in favour of a new set of survival techniques (reading, writing, out-thinking.)
These two realities are diverging fast.
JABADAO asks: how can we do both well?
Currently, we prioritise work with very young children, people with dementia, and young people with profound and multiple disabilities
on-line training courses for early years settings
re-thinking the physical development curriculum
"Enhancing the Physical Development curriculum is not about new activities and games, it is about changing the thinking around what children's bodies need."..
DMP is a child-led, play based approach
It goes way beyond motor control, meeting children’s intense interest in physical play to explore many aspects of their lives
Practitioners learn amazing new things about why children move as they do, and support children differently as a result
DMP offers a three-part framework:
The Feeling of Me
All on film, the training shows the approach in action in our fabulous Partner Settings
Offers a Staff Wellbeing Movement Programme alongside- Take Five- to fit into your busy day.
Shake Your Tail Feather
meeting beyond words in dementia
dancers and acrobats love to be without words. People with later stage dementia need to be without words.
funded by the European Regional Development fund (ERDF)