Exploring identity, heritage, imposter syndrome and privilege, Ella confesses why and how she doesn’t fit with a goal to transcend all of her mind chatter and be her best self.
Inspired by the four stages of transformation in the lifecycle of the butterfly, this piece will use text, song and movement to explore identity, heritage, imposter syndrome and privilege.
A composition created with live music using dance, meditation and aerial silks.
Original use of silks and fabrics – loved the sensory rolling on the fabric on the floor. Soundtrack supportive and rich I got lost in the piece – the lights, the membrane like fabric, the braids
Audience memberDance City
A beautiful collage raw and honest physicality which holds you from beginning to end
You have made a very intelligent piece – you lifted your very personal work into the realm of provocative and meaningful call-and-response: vital and timely thoughts and concerns. It became political, personal, emotional, sensual, positive and strong
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Ella Mesma Company
Ella Mesma Company is a British dance theatre company who use a diverse range of folkloric dance styles, inspired by director Ella’s background in Afro-Latin, Breaking and Contemporary dance, as well as the skills of each individual who has joined the company.