Remote Residency with DanceXchange ! During winter @niquelle_l was supported online by @dancexchange_ for a week of research of development and @n_l_arts cast members and collaborators came together to revisit what has been 3 years of M(other)land to explore where next now that we have all 3 scenes completed.
Thank you to NLA members:
Dwayne “Melo” Francis
Kerian “KiMedia” Daniel
Huge thank you:
DnaceXchange Remote Residency for a residency that presents an opportunity to carve out time to think, research and test ideas from home.Huge shout out : Joseph Toonga and Emily Labhart, Lucie Mirkova, Helen Lound from DanceXchange for the helpful conversations.
Archives: 2017 @n_l_arts was chosen to participate in the last leg of a year long project called ‘Destination Carnival’ which was a collaborative dance project with 5 UK artists🇬🇧 , 4 Indian 🇮🇳 and artists from @jazzartdance , freelancers and @immortalstylecrew from CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA 🇿🇦!! We are so thankful for these beautiful souls and to have been part of this AMAZING project!
Thank you again @artscapetheatre & @brouhaha_int for taking care of us and LOVEEEEE to the MOTHERLAND for feeding our souls 🖤
Working internationally is always a blessing and this trip was sooo good, the world needs more cultural exchange projects!
Archives 2016: @1000_pieces_puzzle dance theatre and film exchange between #Belgium and #UK artists! project by @cindy_claes @east.london.dance @zinnema @richmixlondon
Workshops and sessions from a phenomenal line up: The guest artists teachers: Jakari Sherman , Briana Stuart @brianaashleystuart , Annie Deltour @deltourannie , Ricardo Ambrozio @ricardo_ambrozio_ , Jan Wallyn @janwallyn , Sean Graham @sean_graham_creates , Paradigumz @paradigmz12 , Benji Reid @benjireid and Kate Scanlan @scannersinc !
Special shout to the 29 other artists who I got to spend an amazing 10 days with, “Minute of Movement” “Need to Exit” team -Marijn,Natalie ,Youness, Rachid and Nathan and @hendrikleenders for collaborating on “[S(he)]d Light”
Big up the awesome camera team: Dave @toomuchflavour Mael , Laura, (Jan again), The Zinnema team: Dennis, Nathalie & East London Dance team: Amy and Ruby thanks for taking care of us.
2015: ‘On Her Way’ was a collaborative dance and film project between @n_l_arts Niquelle LaTouche ARTS and @igr_love @chantal_olivia_miller_ ChantiMedia which gives insight into Niquelle LaTouche as an artist, woman and academic and explores the theme of ‘Journeys’ both in the personal and wider diasporian sense . Who are we? Where have we journeyed from , where are we headed? What are we learning as we ‘travel’? Where is home?
Inspired by the music of Machel Montano @machelmontano Niquelle has chosen to express her musings through dance, with a piece fusing choreographed and freestyled movement. Along with @neilscottsills Neil Scott-Sills on camera and @pialovenow Pia Tuulia Cabblel as dance consultant, Chantal Olivia Miller has helped to facilitate the realisation of one of her many goals. In the telling of our stories , the voice of our youth is perhaps the most important yet more often than not the voice which is misunderstood or underestimated.
This is one of the company’s first cross arts projects and one of many partnership projects with the IGR family! What a wonderful few years this has been! Full footage on Facebook
“(Re)play” was selected as 1 of 10 youth dance theatre pieces from companies across the UK to be performed at @acedancemusic and Birmingham’s Crescent Theatre as part of EMPOWER @officialimpactdance ‘s future4youth project. Thank you to the teachers @hakeemmrimpact
@alesandravocabseutin@vicki_igbokwe@kenrickh2osandy Paradigmz for the tools to create.
Shout out Helenie Young @helenieyoung and Olivia Weston @olivialcweston for starting the whole process with me at the workshops, and
Emily Hammant @emilyhammantx
Lucy Maggs @lucymaggs
Rosie Davies @rosie_davies_x for coming and representing for Reading at the scratch!
Well done to all of the other youth companies.
Project in partnership with @readingschoolofdance Thank you Josie for trusting me with your students!