Here We Are
Here We Are
Founded by Artistic Director Becca Thomas, Here We Are is a brand new project for community settings, exploring the theme of 'change' through improvised contemporary dance.
Funded by Arts Council England and the DX Choreography Award, the work is at the early stages of the devising process. During a short R and D at DanceXchange this summer, Becca collaborated with theatre practitioner Louise Platt and dancer Dario Longombardo. Together they have been exploring 'Playback Dance'. Inspired by the tradition of Playback Theatre, a member of the audience tells Louise a personal story and then Dario and Becca dance it back, straight away. No conversation, no planning, the team simply make a commitment to being here, in this moment, together.
From Becca:"I have been working in dance for over twelve years. A highlight was working as a dancer/teacher with Ludus Dance from 2007 – 2011. I see dance as a way to bring people together, and I am passionate about communication, community and connection. A colleague recently described me as a Dance Activist. My practice includes dance and movement but also the use of voice and text. I have worked for a number of different organisations as a performer, teacher, facilitator, producer, curator and choreographer."