Who we are …
Turned On Its Head is a dance company based in the East Midlands. We create high quality creative movement and dance opportunities for young children and their families in community and theatre settings. We understand what is needed to stimulate and nurture imagination and to develop a sense of curiosity for children in the world around them. Coupled with this is our ability to engage parents & carers in the process of play and discovery alongside their babies and young children.
Our work is fresh and inventive with storytelling and authentic participation at its heart. We aim to match playful and engaging accessibility with great choreography resulting in work that is refreshingly exuberant and joyfully uplifting.
Turned on its Head is participating in Prosper, a business support programme from Creative United. Prosper is designed to improve confidence and capabilities within business in the arts, museums and galleries. The programme is working with 70 businesses to help increase the resilience and investment across the sector.
Liz Clark is Artistic Director of Turned On Its Head as well as an independent dancer, choreographer and creative practitioner. She is passionate about the impact creative movement and improvisation can have on families. Her improvisatory dance work with families is featured in the 'Inspire Me' films of Akram Khans Big Dance Pledge 2016.
Oksana Tyminska is an independant dance artist and associate artist with Turned On Its Head. She has worked in education and community settings, including primary schools, early years settings, older people and special needs, through a variety of agencies. As a performer her work includes ‘Telling Tales’ (2006-2008), Dragon Breath Theatre Company ‘Cosmos’ (2009) and Turned On It's Head’s Shiny (2013-2016).