28th September 2017: Dance Edits: DanceCity: Newcastle
The work will touch on four topics:
- In medicine, a foreign body is any object originating outside the body of an organism: The immune system can recognise cells based on the proteins present on the surface of cells. Viruses, bacteria, and other foreign cells are recognised as being different from our own cells and are attacked by our immune system. Sometimes, one of our own cells changes, or mutates, giving the cell the ability to multiply continuously. Such mutations often are the cause of cancer. Our immune system has the ability to recognise mutated cells and attack them before they can grow into a tumor.
- How the body is treated as ‘other’ in terms of ethnicity, body type, and migration, in particular in light of recent world views on migration: what it is to be a ‘citizen of the world’? Questioning notions of belonging, home, identity and journey.
- The individual journey to overcome our mind and ego: How the mind deals with trauma and learns it’s own coping mechanisms: What goes on within the mind: What is sane what is normal.
- The role of the medical community historically with regards to colonisation and immigration.
Touring availability: From 2018
Touring team: tbc
Minimum performance space: 8 x 8 metres
Sound: Sound run from laptop (Q-lab) over PA system
Needs: suitable dance flooring
Lighting: adaptable to venue specifications
Tech Spec: (Coming Soon)
About the creation: I will begin explorations into this new work at Trinity Centre in Bristol, Dance City in Newcastle, Metal in Liverpool and Yorkshire Dance in Leeds.
Artistic Director: Ella Mesma
Dancers: Patrick Ziza
Lighting: Ciaran Cunningham
Photography: Camilla Greenwell
First residency: IgniteArtists: Summer 2017 Resident Artist at Trinity Centre Bristol: July 2017
21st July 2017: ScratchDat: Artists4Artists: Richmix: London