• First Encounters

    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

    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, […]

  • Overture Cohort 2017/18

    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 […]

  • My Introduction to Capoeira

    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 […]

  • Naming a company

    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 […]

  • Introducing Poetry

    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 […]

  • Inquiring Bodies 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.

    Culture […]

  • Perfomance and Symposium

    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 […]

  • Coming together

    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 […]