Do you identify as disabled and/or Deaf and/or with disability?
Statement about practice
I am an emerging movement based performing artist and maker living with vision impairment. Working within theatre and dance, I am interested in making and performing work which experiments with structure and form, and explores social issues and stories from diverse individuals and communities.
I create through collaboration with multidisciplinary artists within devising processes. I am inspired by the people I meet and the life stories they tell; leading me to perform stories which are derived from lived experiences. I am also inspired by the structure and scale of my surrounding built and natural environments, and am invested in making work which is site specific.
As I live with vision impairment, I utilise audio description and touch to receive visual information and physically navigate space when creating work. Consequently, I am drawn to using tactile set and flooring elements as well as embedded soundscapes and audio description as features of my performative work.
Why do you do what you do?
I view my practice of dancing and performance making as a cultural and political act. AS such, my practice aims to make and reclaim spaces and gives myself and others a voice to question and subvert normative discourses surrounding ability, identity, and other societal issues. My arts practice is a vehicle for change making, as well as for storytelling, and through it I aim to examine the universality of the human experience through human stories and expose the consequent baselessness of prejudice.
What are you looking for?
Paid Work, more funding, a more level playing field, world creative revolution, and better access to classes and spaces.