The Art of Human Movement


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Past Projects

imove’s Cultural Olympiad programme for London 2012

25,753 people took part in 32 projects creating 139 new commissions involving 1,351 artists and performers, 223 partner organisations, 569 organisers, 500 volunteers and 13,458 under-25s for an audience of 2,083,016 people.

All exploring the fact that we all move, in different ways, at different speeds and for different reasons, but we all move all the time whether that is going to work, to the shops, to school, achieving our personal best over 26 miles and 385 yards, making slow painful progress from one side of the room to the other, or just being still, moving in our minds.  We also explored the movement of peoples, how movement can mean picking up everything we own and ending up in another place.

Our explorers were some of the most exciting artists working in Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire.

Our exploration took place not just in theatres and galleries but on the body of the region itself, on its moors, in its sea, its streets, its pools, its parks and parklands.


Imove’s Cultural Olympiad programme was primarily funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to create a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in communities across the UK.

Imove was also funded and hosted by Arts Council England and supported by Yorkshire Forward.