Omar Spence / As part of my current crew Reckless I seek to balance our venture into Hip Hop theatre with our renewed engagement in the underground scene and show that both can be balanced. I believe you can both battle and perform whilst being creative but staying true to the foundation across all street styles. My crew Reckless and I are working on a new piece ready for performing 2020.
What do you hope to achieve as part of Choreo Lab 2020? I’m eager to develop my integration of narrative and dramaturgy into my movement to further aid whatever it maybe I’m trying to convey to my audience and hopefully even take that into my regular dance be it in cyphers or battles. @kirorcklss91
Alison Thomas / An emerging choreographer and dance artist, Alison has a strong fascination in the human condition. She believes that dance has huge communicative power, enabling us to talk about the bigger issues. After an undergraduate Geography and Psychology degree from the University of St Andrews, she completed an MA in Creative Practice at Trinity Laban.
What do you hope to achieve as part of Choreo Lab 2020? I will continue developing my research focussed on protest. As the current political and environmental climate grows more volatile, I am more aware of protests worldwide. How are protests choreographic? How do they make use of the body, movement, voice? How do they encourage community and connection? @ali_tom28
Chloe Travers / During my time as a Dance undergraduate at Middlesex University, I specialised in choreography and improvisation. Having developed a complete fascination with the symbiotic relationship between dance, the body and the mind, I went on to complete a Masters in Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Alongside this, I have continued to investigate various movement ideas through a mix of collaborative group and solo studio explorations.
What do you hope to achieve as part of Choreo Lab 2020? I hope to utilise Choreography Lab particular to explore dance for the camera as a way to juxtapose the barrage of images which portray a limited view of female sensuality; exploring the contradiction between the internal sensation of movement and the aesthetic nature of film.