Integrating My Mixed Experience

“As a mixed person, you always represent the minority of the room you are in at any given moment. To my black friends I am the white guy and to my white friends I am the Black guy.” Benjamin Alexander Content warning: This section talks about systemic racism.  When I arrived into this world, and […]

Guest Spotlight on Georgina Lance

Reflecting on the project Papyllon We didn’t ask her we promise, but our newest comapny member, Georgina wrote this wonderful reflection on our latest show Papyllon! Georgina is a young circus and dance artist based in the UK who performs as a movement artist trained as a contemporary dancer, fire performer, pole dancer, aerialist, stilt […]

And that’s a Rainbow Butterfly wrap!

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou Hello from us at Ella Mesma Company! We have been R&Ding two shows which we filmed last week at Dance City in Newcastle, and would LOVE to invite you to sharings of […]

The Mixed Bloom Room & Other Magic

How are you resting? What Joy are you weaving this autumn? Over here, we have all been weaving a lot of gold! Firstly we would love to take a moment to CELEBRATE with the amazing Jodie-Simone Howe who won a Black British Theatre Award 2021 for seriously incredible costume creations!  It was a teary and […]

The Getting Better Box and A Jellyfish Love Song

It has been a really long time since I wrote a blog post, because last lockdown… I burned out!  Do you remember The Getting Better Box? In lockdown 1, I wrote a newsletter every week inspired around ways to offer relief in these different times inspired by The Getting Better Box. I created a space on my website inspired […]