Do you identify as disabled and/or Deaf and/or with disability?
Other identity/ies? Intersectionalities you may like to declare (not compulsory) eg, POC, queer etc
Why do you do what you do?
Born in a “non-normative” body, throughout my life I have viewed it for its imperfections and disproportion, trying to make it fit in.
My practice involves “landing in my skin” – connecting with my body and how it interacts in an environment that is not built for me and with people who are so proportionally different. I have become fascinated by movements my body performs every day simply to exist – movements that the “average body” wouldn’t even have to think about.
These movements, although complex, have become instinctual – performed without thought, like breathing.
What is it to be truly mindful of these movements; to study them intimately and explore them? To create a dance; a celebration of a body that has learned to adapt to a world not made for it?
What is it to change aspects of inherent movements that I have been ashamed of and embarrassed to show and choreograph them into a dance – a duet between body and environment/body and mobility aides/body and equipment?
I have started to incorporate Spoken Word into my practice and written text to accompany different elements of my performance. I would use my time to explore both text and movement and how they both fit into both devised and improvised frameworks.