As one of the Next Choreography participants who will be presenting their own work at the Next Choreography Festival on the 4th of July, I’m beginning to really appreciate the complexities of producing something worthwhile!
My exhibition will focus on the lack of female choreographers and creative artists in Britain, examining why we have so many young women in dance training, yet a glaring absence of female choreographers.
Over the next few weeks, I will be interviewing various inspirational women in the Arts, including Siobhan Davies and Jude Kelly and gaining an insight into how these women got to where they are. For me, the chance to create this work is hugely important as it is a subject I am very passionate about, and as a young woman who wants to be a Choreographer and Artistic Director, I aspire to emanate such figures.
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Taking part in Walking Stories was beyond surreal, and transported you outside the boundaries of reality. You felt untouchable, like the appointed observers of the world charged with the responsibility of monitoring mankind.
The sensations of Walking Stories were overwhelming. Being instructed to pause and really look at the sky, translated into a powerful reminder of the magnitude of the universe in relation to a single self. This perspective is one we are rarely allowed to enjoy. When combined with the autumn light and the rest of the world continuing around us, unaware of the voice, the experience became increasingly cinematic. I was reluctant to return to the ‘reality’ of the studio, and came away feeling as though my perspective of the world around me had been rebooted to provide a novel hyper-sensitivity to my surroundings.
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