Moonrising was founded in 2012 to support and facilitate opportunities for differently-abled creatives. Our past work has seen us offer lifestyle training & advice, 1:1s, body-awareness workshops, video choreography, as well as networking, performance and production experiences. We think holistically, while being inspired by multiple creative forms - particularly dance, music and visual arts.
We are currently developing work and online presence, looking at ways to create a space for work to be spotlighted, platformed and shared. Through digital content, we aim to reach across households and geographies to build community.
We Seek to:
- Empower creatives who experience disability and/or barriers due to health.
- Encourage collaborations between disability identifying and non-disabled artists from different backgrounds
- Enable people to achieve the best of their potential and to realise their artistic ambitions to high standards.
Barbara Mirata is a qualified dance teacher, an experienced contemporary dance choreographer as well as a dancer who is passionate about her art.
For over 25 years Barbara has trained professional dancers, singers and actors for films, theater and dance productions and created dance pieces for her own company. She has worked in France, Italy and England as well as in West Africa and Cuba. Barbara has also been using her expertise for inclusive work with children, young people and adults and she is teaching for one to one dance classes and in secondary schools SEN sections for RAD.
Loane Ferbac has been singing, songwritting and dancing since 1999. She has performed with Mirata Dance Company, on the video of the BrokenTale music project, on the dance duos Two and Silent Language. Gigs include performances at Lockside Lounge in Camden Market and Aces and Eights bar as part of the RLSB London Without Limits festival, Music Against Borders festival, WAC Performing Arts & Media College and Téléthon for Academie du 13eme. Performing under her stage name Bonnyphile, Loane collaborates with a number of different producers. She is currently finalising her first album with Peter Mansfield.
Peter Mansfield is a drummer, percussionist and composer, currently based in London, England. He is artistic facilitator and arranger / producer for MoonRising LivingArt. He is passionate about all forms of music, with particular interest in art that attempts "to stand apart from the crowd". Over an approximate period of fifteen years, Peter has attained a wide variety of stylistic experience from orchestras playing concert halls, to rock bands playing small and sweaty clubs.
After graduating with a first class music degree from Anglia Ruskin (Cambridge) Peter began pursuing a career in the music industry and is presently working as a session player and arranger / producer. He currently plays with indie fusion act Sunday Driver and female fronted five-piece Echo Trails, and has toured internationally with folk-rockers The Wishing Well in 2015 / 16. Additionally, Peter somehow finds time to be a session player for dance companies Magpie Dance and Involuntary Movement, whilst working with Moonrising and their associated artists.
Andy Newman a community dancer and facilitator with experience of working with young people with a range of physical and learning disabilities.
Henning Schroer provides technical support, web design and guidance.