“The film, the dancer, the choreography of Afterwardness expand the silent spaces of the poem into the inner drama, the strenuous struggle of the body and mind freed into lyric motion. “ Dancing Words, Mimi Khalvati


16,18,19,20th July: LADYLIKE at Arcola, London





18,19th July: Foreign Bodies at Festival of Audacity, Birmingham

20th July: THE MASKS WE WEAR at Vamos, Leeds


  • 27th April: Foreign Bodies at Croydon Dance Festival
  • 19th April: Foreign Bodies, Trinity, Bristol
  • 30th March: LADYLIKE at IETM in Hull: Ferens Gallery
  • 15-17th March: Joburg Afro Latin Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 8th March: : The Masks We Wear at Encounters at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds
  • 3rd November 2018, We Created Our Life (Following on from She Created Her Life)
  • 15th September 2018, Roots of Rumba London Afterparty, Costs: free to ticket holders or £5, Times: 9.30pm onwards, Richmix, London, E1 6LA, Book:
  • 15th September 2018, Roots of Rumba London Performance, Costs: Full day and evening ticket (11am – Close): £15 full / £12 concessions, Performance only: £12 / £10 concessions, Times: 7.30pm, Richmix, London, E1 6LA, Book:
  • 15th September 2018 Roots of Rumba London Workshops:
  • 10.00 – 11.00 Samba Masterclass with Orquidea Lima Felgueiras
  • 11.00-12.30 Ella Mesma Company Class
  • 12.30- 14.00 Rumba Masterclass with Luanda Pau
  • 14.00-15.00 Lunchtime Talk (Pay as you feel: Speakers will be dedicating their time to give you a historic talk: Bring your lunch and your questions: Subject The Roots of Samba with Xavier Osmir)
  • 15.00- 16.30 Orisha Masterclass with Miguel Gonzalez
  • 16.30- 17.30 Kizomba Connection Class with Iris De Brito
  • Venue: Richmix, London, E1 6LA, Book:
  • 11th September, Roots of Rumba CPD day (Invite only), Richmix, London
  • 5 & 9th September 2018,Papyllon, Open Book Festival, Capetown, South Africa
  • 2nd September, Papyllon, Live Art festival (ICA), Capetown, South Africa
  • 20th July 2018, Roots of Rumba Leeds Performance, Costs: Adults: £9.50 + booking fee*, Children £6.50 + booking fee*, Times: 6.30-7.15pm Rumba taster. 8pm Show, Yorkshire Dance Centre, 3 St Peter’s Square, Leeds LS9 8AH, Book Tickets: Roots of Rumba at Yorkshire Dance 
  • 20th July 2018, Roots of Rumba Leeds Afterparty (with the world renowned DJ Lubi), Costs: Free Entry, Times: From 9pm till late, The Wardrobe, Leeds LS9 8AH
  • 8th July 2018, Roots Of Rumba : Horniman Museum, London, Costs: Free. Times: 2.45pm
  • 7th July 2018, Roots of Rumba Northwich, Costs: Adults: £9.50 + booking fee*, Children £6.50 + booking fee*, Workshops Times: Pop up workshops throughout the daytime, Performance Times: 7.30pm, Lion Salt Works, Northwich CW9 6ES Book Tickets: Roots of Rumba at Lion Salt Works Roots of Rumba Northwich: Book via Cheshire Dance
  • 6th July 2018, Roots of Rumba Bristol, Costs: £12-£10, Workshop Times: 6pm onwards, Performance Times: 7.30pm, Trinity Centre, Bristol,BS2 0NW. Book Tickets: Trinity Community Arts
  • 13th July 2018, Roots of Rumba Newcastle CPD Day, Costs: By application only, Times: 9.30-5pm, Dance City,Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BR,
  • 13th July 2018, Roots of Rumba Newcastle After Party (with the world renowned Selectorchico TM and a free dance class) Costs: Pay as you feel, Times: from 9.30 pm till late, Kommunity, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BH
  • 12th July 2018, Ladylike (An Evening with Ella Mesma), Costs: Adults: £9.50,Students & under 18s: £8.00, Times: DJ (Selectorchico TM) & activities 6.30pm performance 7.30pm, Dance City, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BR, Tickets: An Evening with Ella Mesma: Dance City
  • 23rd June 2018, Papyllon (Collabo) (extracts), Costs: £8, Circomedia, Bristol, BS2 8SJ. Book Tickets: Collabo by Avant Garde Dance Company,
  • 21st April 2018, She created her life, Richmix, London, E1 6LA
  • 10th May, 2018, Papyllon and Foreign Bodies (extracts) (Autograph: Lets Dance International Frontiers), Curve theatre, RR2,  Leicester
  • 24th March 2018, Ladylike, Trinity Centre: Bristol, Trinity Centre, Bristol,BS2 0NW
  • 14 & 15th March 2018, Ladylike (VAULT Festival), The subterranean vaults (beneath WaterlooStation, London)
  • 2nd February 2018, Sampled, Sadler’s Wells, London
  • 26th January 2018, Inquiring Bodies, Chester University, Chester
  • 19th November 2018, Ladylike (WOW) (extracts) Kala Sangam, Bradford
  • 20th January 2018, Ladylike, (WIDL) (extracts), NYU Tisch, New York City
  • 9th November 2017, Ladylike, Chester University, Chester
  • 2nd November 2017, Ladylike (Festival of sex Love and Death), Pleasance Theatre, London, 2nd November 2017
  • 28th September 2017, Foreign Bodies (Dance Edits)(extracts), Dance City, Newcastle,
  • 21st July 2017, Foreign Bodies (Scratch Dat) (extracts), Richmix, London
  • 2nd July 2017, Ladylike (Offbeat Festival), The Old Fire Station, Oxford,
  • 8th June 2017, Guerreras (Wild Card), Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, London PREMIERE OF LADYLIKE
  • May 26th 2017, Ladylike (Harambee Pasadia), Durham
  • 4th May 2017, Papyllon (Signatures) (extracts), The Curve Theatre, Leicester
  • 28th April 2017, Papyllon (Gateshead International Festival), Gateshead
  • 23rd March 2017, Papyllon (Associate Artists Double Bill), Dance City, Newcastle
  • 21st February 2017, Papyllon (Moving Frontiers) (extracts) Middlesbrough
  • October 28th 2016, Ladylike, Richmix Theatre, London,
  • October 14th 2016, Ladylike, (extracts) Redbridge Drama Centre, London
  • September 15th 2016, Ladylike (Season Launch) (extracts), Dance City, Newcastle,
  • May 18th 2016, Orixás, The Chelsea Theatre, London
  • May 17th 2016, Ladylike (The Bench Conference) (extracts), Hippodrome, Birmingham
  • April 8th & 9th 2016, Roots of Rumba, Richmix, London
  • March 27th 2016, Ladylike (Rise) (extracts), Circomedia, Bristol
  • March 5th 2016, Ladylike (Friday Firsts) (extracts), Yorkshire Dance, Leeds
  • May 16th 2015, Orixás, Chelsea Theatre
  • April 11th 2015, Roots Of Rumba, Richmix, London
  • 14th March 2015, Orixás (Rise), Circomedia, Bristol
  • 5th March 2015, Orixás (Friday Firsts), Yorkshire Dance Centre, Leeds
  • 6th February 2015, Evol (Sketch), Northern School of Contemporary Dance
  • 10th January 2015, Orixás (Resolutions), The Place