body - our first home

movement - our first language

Human beings thrive when we can live as fully in our bodies as we do in our heads. All ages, all energies. Every body. Get involved in research, development, training and arts projects to make this more of an ordinary, everyday reality. 


Introducing the Infant Expert ...


Working with parents to see how amazing babies & children are at organising their own physical development as they play


Early Years

Supporting early years professionals to develop the physical development curriculum


Always child-led & play based

Contemporary theoretical framework


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Special Ed

Explore ways to work with movement in depth - both as a shared language and a powerful vehicle for creative expression.

Especially with your most challenged 



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Dementia Care

Take part in the SPAGOG League (Seriously Playful 

Armchair Games for the Old and Gorgeous). `And other celebratory events and training for Carers and Activity Organisers


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Episode #1 Equipping bodies for the world they will live in
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JABADAO is a charity - a team of movers and shakers who start with the body.
We are developmental movement  specialists, dancers, acrobats, body workers, physical theatre performers, movement players - and we want to make more room for the body in the way we all live our lives. We think this takes a real change in thinking - organising - not just old theory, or good ideas for exercise.
So that's what we create. Projects that rethink old habits.  That create simple, everyday ways of doing things differently. And always - we play. Because it's a really effective way of creating change.



Useful links

JABADAO, 10 Court Farm, Stutton Rd, Brantham, Manningtree CO11 1PW

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