DanceXchange is delighted to announce the artists who will be joining our Screendance Remote Residency programme. Aimed at artists who are beginning to develop their choreographic practice, the Remote Residency presents an opportunity to carve out time to think, research and test ideas from their own home.
This is an exclusive opportunity for the artists to carve out time to think, research, and test ideas at home, and to build on the learning taken from Omari’s Masterclass.
Helen gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Dance and Visual Practice from Brighton University (2002) and a PGCE from Nottingham Trent University (2006). Since Graduating Helen’s worked as dancer, choreographer and teacher. Helen is the Artistic Director of Squirm Dance Company and creates work for an ‘everybody’ audience in unusual venues.Helen believes everyone should have access to dance and this value runs through all the work Helen produces.
Helen set up Freewheelin Dance in 2017, Birmingham’s first wheelchair and inclusive dance group.
Wayne is a choreographer, movement director, facilitator and the Artistic Director of VOXED. Wayne works as a movement director and choreographer for theatre and to date has worked on three productions at Shakepseare’s Globe as well as Theatre Royal Stratford East and Hampstead Theatre.
He trained at London Contemporary Dance School before embarking on a 13-year career as a dancer. Spanning his performance career he has worked with 11 companies across the world include long-term engagements with Sydney Dance Company, Richard Alston Dance Company and National Dance Company of Wales Wayne was an Associate Artist at Swindon Dance and is now a Commissioned Artist at Swindon Dance 2020-2022.
Holly is a Worcestershire based dance artist. She graduated from Falmouth University in 2018 with a first class honours degree in Dance and Choreography. Since graduating she has worked with artists such as Rosemary Lee and Bakani Pick-Up Dance Company.
Holly has held an interest in film from an early age. After being introduced to screendance during her university’s “Choreographing the Screen” module, her interest grew and she subsequently wrote her dissertation on the subject, focussing on how the body is “framed through the lens”. Most recently, Holly created a short, dance film titled “Matilda”, in which she explores the theme of isolation in an unsettling landscape. She hopes to develop this idea further when creating her next project. Holly aims to use her time during the residency to research and experiment ways of capturing the feeling of displacement and isolation