Began May 13th 2019
Writer/Collaborator: Josh Baker-Mendoza
Chisenhale Dance Space
We finish our final RnD of the TW back in February 2020 which we dubbed "The Rehash", and now we aim to go towards final production, and preview.
Due to covid-19 this production is on pause, and we hope to go into a final production period, then preview to finally bring you the full show of Treading Water
Next dates: TBC
We are currently running a FREE online peer support group for artists at the end of every month.
Have a look!
OUR BI- ANNUAL SCRATCH NIGHT:
This work is about male mental health in particular around the subject of Masculinity, and the spectrum of what that is/and/or could be. This work has been developed both at LSC's "Moving Words," and a small RND we did in July 2019. Which has help developed the concept with us talking about male mental health in marginalised groups like the LGBTQ, and also people you surround yourself with/the company we keep.
Next steps: Is to bring together these two versions of this work in a full week of RnD process to create a full body of work, so that we feel like we are doing the concept justice. We are even looking at formatting it as an installation piece potentially, as well as for the stage.
A new solo project to be choreographed by artistic director as part of a Residency at Dance Base, Edinburgh.
Below is breakdown of the upcoming residency
?? - have to be rescheduled
Argyll and Bute based dance artist, David West, will be developing a part autobiographical dance theatre work around the theme of “Sanctuary.” He will be working with his long term collaborator, London based writer/filmmaker/visual effect artist, Josh Baker Mendoza.
The residency will be a melting pot of dance theatre elements, that be utilising voice over, spoken word/drama text, characterisation.
David also works round themes of mental health, and plans to address/research the effects of the journey to find both physical and mental sanctuary, should we find it, and the affect it has on our psyche. This one week residency will act as the ground work to future development to tackle different social issues in our society such as homelessness to name one amongst many.
With / Without
A interactive dance film project around the subject of intimacy in the age of distancing.
More info to come
In progress to obtain funding