The next project I am embarking on as part of my MA at the University of Chester is a screendance project entitled ‘First Encounters’.
I was very keen to explore the medium of screen dance, what it can do to the artform and how dance can be seen or created using film. Screen dance could…
Autoethnography is an area that has come up in conversation around my research but I haven’t really looked into it until now. I knew that it would relate to my work but I didn’t know how it differed to autobiography which I know I look at, especially in relation to my solo.
My current understanding,…
Feb 23 2018
Last year I was selected to join the Overture programme run by New Adventures. The programme is a personal and professional development programme for dance artists working in community dance. The group was comprised of artists working all over the count meeting for 4 weekends over the year to share space, knowledge and participate in…
Feb 20 2018
This weekend I went to the Festival Blanco y Ginga in Chester, a capoeira event hosted by Contramestre Piolho. This was the first time I had really experienced capoeira, by that I mean I had done one capoeira before this! I was nervous walking in as I didn’t know if everyone was going to be…
Feb 16 2018
Over the weekend I the opportunity to share and develop my research in to bodily memory and creating movement from bodily memory. I had 20 minutes as part of a practice sharing with my Overture cohort as part of our final weekend on the programme.
I wanted to share how I came to create my…
Feb 09 2018
Having my own company has been an ambition of mine since I was 19. A platform to create my own work, to collaborate and to work within the community.
I thought I had found a name, Efia Dance Theatre. Efia is a Ghanaian name. In Ghana you are named after the day of the week you…
Feb 04 2018
I spent some time in the studio on Friday continuing the development of my solo. Just working on my own, experimenting with some ideas.
A while a go I started writing a poem about my experience, thinking mostly about a mental health condition I was diagnosed with after the fact. Disassociation. I haven’t done a lot…
Feb 03 2018
This year Cheshire Dance ran Inquiring Bodies with a focus on artists who work in diverse cultural practices. I was very much looking forward to the day, not only because I had a part in organising the event, but because we had some very exciting artists featuring and offering an insight in to their practice.
Jan 05 2018
I felt my performance went very well. With the audience I felt the work took on another level. It felt more real.
I knew that before the performance I would have to get in to the right mind-set, to remember the bodily feelings. At this stage I know the movement so it was not something I…
Through my research I have found a lot of ideas, concepts and theories that have underpinned, supported and helped to develop my practice.
In this time researching other practitioners something came together and I had a light bulb moment. I was looking in to Sondra Frailigh and how she looks at phenomenology through her own practice…