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Don't be a drag, just be a queen.

Inside: With the right support, the arts allow everyone to push the boundaries of what they are capable of, and to get out of their comfort zone.

Francis Majekodunmi as Lady Francesca in Girl Meets Boy, wearing a sequinned gold dress and bright blue eyeshadow.
Francis Majekodunmi as Lady Francesca in Girl Meets Boy. Image: Andrea Cerabolini
Art provides everyone with the opportunity to express themselves. But too often, people with learning disabilities feel that the creative world is shut to them. BLINK Dance Theatre want to change that.

As a member of Drag Syndrome, a troupe of drag artists with Down’s syndrome, Francis Majekodunmi is no stranger to breaking boundaries and defying expectations about disability.

Alongside his work with his gang of drag queens, he co-founded BLINK Dance Theatre, a neurodiverse-led company dedicated to relentless inclusivity in the arts. BLINK's latest show, BEAT-FLYS, involves a collaboration with Beatbox Academy and aims to engage adults with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) in a sensory experience.

In this write-up, Fellow BLINK member Aisha Edwards highlights the importance of support and adaptability in their performances (such as visual timetables to help artists keep track of where they are at in the show), which allow her and others to feel comfortable on stage.

Check out some fabulous costumes and read the full article below!

How world’s first drag troupe with Down’s syndrome is breaking boundaries
Drag Syndrome of BLINK Dance Theatre are the world-first troupe that “break boundaries” and shrug off preconceived expectations

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