Days Two and Three of studio sessions for SIGN CRIMINAL with Chris, Ariel and myself, at ACE Dance in Birmingham. In these sessions we are focusing on creating new movement together and practicing on the movements we developed on Day One. Day Two:
Today we are moving on in the Joyful Scene, working on a tutting routine to add towards the end of the hip hop choreo that we developed in the last session.
As tutting features a lot in this story, we are using it as a substitute
Once again, Deaf dancer Ariel Fung of Hong Kong-based Fun Forest dance crew will be back as one of my collaborative partners on the project, and this time I have decided on bringing in a third collaborator to complete the cast: Chris Fonseca - the highly talented, London-based deaf dancer whom has featured in many commercial and TV projects. Morning Session We came together for our first studio session at ACE Music & Dance in Birmingham, on Wednesday 15th August.
Birmingham-based Nathan Marsh is a highly-accomplished professional dancer with a vast knowledge of dance and an incredible skill set that has made him one of the UK’s best choreographers, having featured on TV shows and at events such as the Birmingham International Dance Festival and Breaking Convention. I first met Nathan Marsh towards the end of my UNLIMITED R&D project last year.
Despite only having a couple of days with Nathan during my previous project, I was so impr
In this project I have decided to collaborate with the award-winning, Deaf freelance writer Charlie Swinbourne, well known in the community for his work that includes: writing scripts for plays and TV series, running the popular deaf news site The Limping Chicken, and writing in columns online and in mainstream publications like The Guardian. I wanted to enlist Charlie’s support in my project because of his expertise and - being a Deaf person himself - already has the knowled
In April 2018 I was awarded an Arts Council Grant to further develop the ambitious project I started last year that was commissioned by UNLIMITED, called ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’, which themed upon Surveillance and oppression of Sign Language in a dystopian world.
The aim of this project is all about personal development, to allow myself to grow and build confidence as a lead artist, in managing and leading the project from scratch, right through to production and touring st