A new solo project to be choreographed by artistic director as part of a Residency at Dance Base, Edinburgh.
Below is breakdown of the recent residency
April 26th -
Artistic Director David West, has been developing a part autobiographical dance theatre work around the theme of “Sanctuary.” He has worked alongside with his long term collaborator, London based writer/filmmaker/visual effect artist, Josh Baker Mendoza.
The residency was a melting pot of dance theatre elements, that be utilising voice over, spoken word/drama text, characterisation.
David also utilities the 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. The one week residency allowed us to lay the ground work to future development to tackle different social issues in our society such as homelessness to name one amongst many.
Whats' next: Actively applying for secondary residency to incorporate, and work within set design to develop the deep narrative of the work
October 15th & 16th
Shaun Stickland, Panagiotis Pavlopoulos, David West
Where: The Capital Theatre, Edinburgh
Will be in theatre & live streamed
Love Your Mind Series
OUR BI- ANNUAL SCRATCH NIGHT:
With / Without
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. The work covers not just the general, and the Cis Male perspective but talks about male mental health in marginalised groups and current we are working with dancer who identify as being part of the LGBTQ community. The work also covert people you surround yourself with/the company we keep and if they are a safe space for you or not.
Next steps: Develop the content with Queer Community, and possible expanding, growing, connecting with our marginalised groups
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
A interactive dance film project around the subject of intimacy in the age of distancing.
More info to come
In progress to obtain funding