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 […]