Programmer – Merce Cunningham at 100 Flatpack Film Festival (pending)
Screen dance Scotland Artist Presentation (pending)
Echo Eternal Artist Residency and Film Commission
Echo Eternal is a commemorative arts, media and engagement project delivered in schools for children of all ages, inspired by the testimony of British survivors of the Holocaust. The testimony was captured in interviews with Natasha Kaplinksy for the UK Holocaust Memorial Fund.
I was invited to deliver an artist residency and directed two film responses in collaboration with River Rea Film. “Weaving Portraits” “L’dor Va’dor (Generation to Generation)”captured pupils civic responses from two survivors stories. The films will be exhibited in the National Memorial Education centre in 2021.
Developing Practice Award from Dance Hub Birmingham
I am delighted to receive the second round of Dance Hub’s “Artistic Practice Bursary” enabling me to research innovation collaborations across dance and science to support the creation of a new dance film “Choreography of the Cosmos”.
Choreography of the Cosmos is a dance film in it’s the early stages of development and is inspired by connections between the spiritual teachings of Hinduism and western philosophies of the cosmos. This piece will explore the mythology and physics behind the formations of Guajarati Indian folk dance and how the movement is scientifically linked to the cosmos.
Professional Development Fund from Arts Council England.
I am please to be a recipient of the Professional Development Award from Arts Council England. After years of advocating screen dance in the region, the award has enabled me to complete a 12-month strategic development programme to sustain my practise in screen dance, expand networks and audience reach across the arts, dance and moving image sector.
“ With the digital world at our feet, I am seeing a growing curiosity in screen dance, with artists and audiences inspired by it’s artistic quality and collaborative nature. The Professional Development Fund will enable me to focus on making new connections and stimulate participation in the art form.”