PARTICIPATORY ART PROJECTS
Here are a few handpicked samples of my practise as Creative Producer/ Director with Outta Place ltd (youth arts org that we founded in 2009). This work was all made possible with the collaborations of incredible artists, young people, funders and mentors. Immense gratitude to all of you.
The Cycle Exchange
A collaboration between Outta Place dancers based in West Yorkshire and Black, Blanc, Beur dance company in Trappe, France. This program was inspired by the Tour de France Grand Depart which was a large scale festival across Calderdale/UK/ France in 2014.
Created and produced by Outta Place, in partnership with Black Blanc Beur, France, Square Chapel, Halifax, Arts Council, UK.
The Dance Dialogue
A beautiful flow of somatic dialogue, fusing youth dancers in Kingston, Jamaica together with dancers in Calderdale/ Leeds, West Yorkshire.
This program explored cultural and historical ties significant to young people today, between the West Indian island of Jamaica and contemporary Britain. Outta Place applied cutting edge technologies to create virtual dance spaces, where new work could be explored, developed and subsequently showcased in front of a live audiences at Contact Theatre, Manchester, UK .
Created and produced by Outta Place in partnership with Dance United UK, Manifesto Jamaica, British Council Jamaica, Contact Manchester and the Arts Council UK. 2012-2014.