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Research Methods

  • 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 […]

  • My Introduction to Research

    I have decided to post some of my research and theories over the next year, and potentially beyond, as part of my MA Dance at the University of Chester. Please feel free to comment on any of the posts that are to follow and open up discussion on the topics.

    In our first Research Methods seminar […]