David Young is an emerging artist, based in Bournemouth, who is a wheel chair user. For a number of years David has been performing, writing, composing and collaborating with The Remix integrated youth performance company managed by Activate.
Led by Claire Hodgson of Diverse City, who specialises in inclusive performance, The Remix have performed at venues and festivals across the UK and in 2012 performed to an audience of 15,000 on Weymouth Beach as part of the Unlimited commission Breathe.
Age 19, David has now left school and is developing his writing, production and directing skills. He was selected to be part of a new semi-professional integrated performance company Remix Gold based in Bournemouth and Poole and has undergone coaching and training to help him develop as an emerging artist and nurture his talent.
Pavilion Dance South West have been a partner for this project and provide rehearsal and workshop space in their fully accessible and professional Bournemouth venue, Pavilion Dance. PDSW also enabled six young emerging artists with and without disabilities to undergo coaching in 2013/14.
“Remix Gold is really fantastic. It helps with your career choices and personal development. It’s fun and helpful. They give you information about what is going on in the arts world. You investigate different performance skills as well as some directing and writing. It’s good to meet with other artistic young people and learn and have fun in the arts. They encourage young people to create their own work outside of Remix Gold and are always willing to help. They also give you opportunities to do cool things like dance workshops, circus weeks and to make shows.” David Young