a woman in servitude.
women and men like you and me
caught in the vicious cycle of human trafficking
The global slavery index currently states there are 29.8 million in modern day slavery. That's 29.8 million Natashas out there.
The Natashas Project is an international non-profit contemporary dance company founded in 2013. Its aim to challenge and change the reality of Human Trafficking in the sex slavery industry. The Natashas Project created three branches to make a differnce.
First is the Production branch offering an awareness dance productions which take audiences through a journey of lost innocence, 21st Century slavery and how this injustice that still affects every single society throughout the world today.
Alongside the production branch Educational Workshops have been created to inform, equip and inspire students to take ownership of this issue in their own communities.
The third branch reaches out to survivors of modern day slavery, sexual abuse, domestic violence and those at risk with Restorative Dance Workshops.
‘You may choose to look the other way but you can never again say you did not know...’
We are also currently creating a new Full Length Production, Supported by
Mar 2017 - Kensington Police Seminar, London, UK
Dec 2016 - Amway Volunteer Award, London, UK
Oct 2016 - Alight in the Park, Moggerhanger House, Bedford, UK
Sep 2016 - Signs & Natashas Double Bill, Young Actors Theatre, London, UK
Jun 2016 - Raise Your Voice JAM Lauch, London, UK
May 2016 - Silver & Gold, Sidcup, UK
Nov 2015 - Hastings Storytelling Festival, Keno Theatre, Hastings, UK
Nov 2015 - Finalist for Organisation Impact Award, London Dance Inspires Awards, London, UK
Sep 2015 - Merge Festival, India
Jul 2015 - Global Generation Church, Margate, Kent, UK
Jul 2015 - Move The World 2015, London, UK
Dec 2014 – NATASHAS Tour, Production and Q&A, Gran Canaria Tour, Spain
Oct 2014 – Fashioned for Freedom London, UK
Jun 2014 – Harrow Against Trafficking, Harrow, UK
March 2014 – Swallowsfeet Festival, Brighton,UK
March 2014 - Not For Sale - Against Human Trafficking, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Nov 2013 – Creative Arts Network, New Community Church, Sidcup, UK
Nov 2013 - YWAM, Harpenden, UK
May 2013 – Bonnie Bird Theatre, London, UK
We offer Educational Workshops for schools to inform, equip and inspire students to take ownership of this issue.
The Educational Workshops merge contemporary dance, physical theatre and choreographic techniques. They offer the students a chance to understand the history of trafficking and how to identify the warning signs today. It will also address identity, self worth and self esteem in the context of society today and provide opportunity to develop choreography based on these complex issues.
The Natashas Project are offering Secondary Schools and Colleges the opportunity to take part in NATASHAS workshops lead by the professional company dancers.
These exciting and thought-provoking workshops include:
Repertoire - NATASHAS
Modern dance slavery in a Social context
Year 7 - 11 Dance, Drama, History and PSHE students
GCSE Dance students
A-Level Dance and BTEC Level 1-3 Performing Arts students
Maximum of 30 students per workshop
N.B. All dancers are DBS checked.
The Natashas Project Restorative branch offers tailor made restorative dance workshops. The aim of these workshops are to provide a creative means of support for survivors of trafficking, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Our contemporary dance workshops provide the survivors with exercises and activities that help them regain ownership of their bodies and minds. Thereby enabling a creative and healing environment aiding their restorative journey.
We aim to support survivors in a way that will encourage them, with sensitivity to their age, gender, religion, experience, ability and culture.
Workshops to be Piloted summer 2017, Supported By
Tanya Mathias Secondary School Teacher / Support Worker (Human Trafficking)
“As an educator and human rights activist, I believe that theatrical workshops, such as those offered by The Natashas Project, should feature in every school and community organisation. I intend to partner with this group to support the reconciliation of survivors living in a safehouse in London. Human trafficking is a significant problem in the U.K., and this company’s creative approach to raising awareness and advocating for prevention and restoration is needed now more than ever.”
Christopher Gaul Head of Human Trafficking and Victims Slavery Support, Migrant Help
“The Natashas Project production was probably the most impacting representation of human trafficking I have witnessed in over six years of working within this particular sector. They have somehow managed to transcend culture, gender, class and religion to convey a sense of lost innocence, and why society should protect itself from those who wish to destroy people’s lives, hopes and dreams. A performance which needs to be seen in order to fully appreciate its brilliance.”
Senior Social Worker for a Child Protection Team in an inner London Borough
"The Natashas project is a powerful piece of work. It gently educates the viewer whilst moving you to want to learn more about the issue of sexual exploitation. I work with vulnerable children and young people and this is a unique resource that could be utilised to work with those most at risk in our society".
Actor (Interstella 2014)
“I had the fortune to experience one of this groups extraordinary performances last year, unfortunately for me, I have to speak straight afterwards but was rendered speechless. Quite simply one of the most important pieces of theatre I'd seen for a long time.”
Prayer: For every person involved in Human trafficking; the victims, the survivors, the traffickers, the clients, the root of the cause. (for deliverance, protection, salvation, restoration and anything else that the Lord leads you too, as you pray)
Please also bear our Project in prayer that we continue to be guided by God in all we do.
Raise awareness: Share the facts and victims’ stories to inform your communities of this issue.
Keeping a lookout for Human Trafficking in your area and report it.
To report a suspicion, get help or seek advice or information call:
08000 121 700
Financial support: There are many ways in which you can get involved in financially supporting us.