Djéwi BBE studio show

Djéwi (heal)
Niquelle LaTouche @N_L_Arts @Niquelle_L

Some rituals inherited us,
so we sway in chaos seeking stable ground transmuting the unearthed.

Ibukunoluwa Alamutu @Ibukunn_al
Daniella Abrahams-Atitebi @daniella_dxra
Monique Burrows @Moniqueb_92
Soraya Jones @althurayyacreates
Niquelle LaTouche @Niquelle_L

Sunday 31st of July 2022

Spotlight Centre, Langdon Park, 30 Hay Currie Street, E14 6GN

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:

Josie Norman

Monique Burrows

Elizabeth Ude

Soraya Jones

Ngozi Sweeney

Sia Gbamoi

Dwayne “Melo” Francis

Nigel Korley-Simon

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.

CHEERS – Archives 2021
NextDayDelivery is Breakin’ Convention’s 24 creative challenge. Full video is up on BCTV and NLA’s YouTube
Your object is: Glass
The line of text is: “Eggs maybe”
4 tracks to choose from you can use all, some or one.
Create a film 3-5 minutes long in 24 hours
Thanks for the opportunity @breakinconvention 👊🏽
Creatives involved:
Ffion Campbell Davies – Tribe Call @ffioncampbelldavies MyPandaShallFly – Atmos5 @mypandashallfly and
JammzTheMyth- Amazon Forest 1 @jammzthemyth
Niquelle LaTouche : filmed & edited (iPhone), choreography @niquelle_l
Leon Jacques: poet & writer @leonjacquesuk
Monique Burrows: on screen performer & dancer @moniqueb_92 Starting Point FULL VIDEO @future4youth follow up STARTINPOINT Festival at @theplacelondon project hosted by @hakeemmrimpact @officialimpactdance set choreographed by @niquelle_l , devised in collaboration with @readingschoolofdance Cast: Alexa, Nkonge, Jack, Rosie, Sydney, Ruby, Mia, Anna, Emily and Katie Starting Point FULL VIDEO Starting Point FULL VIDEO
Archives: 2017
@e.stellarpr Life and Soul London. A great night shared with some phenomenal artists and a live band with VIBES!
Thank you to our brother @leonjacquesuk for the collaboration remixing @voicetheartiste “Far From Finished” with One man can’t satisfy and that thing 🔥We must record that properly one day! Leon has new body of work NOMAD hitting platforms soon go check this king’s page!
Excerpt from the old but gold Young King poem.
Full video on YouTube

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 @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

Dance documentary

Stage version:

“(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!

The piece was shared again at@dancereading Jump and @liftofffestival at the Wilde Theatre @southhillpark

An exciting new scratch night for dance lovers in Reading. Join us for our first JUMP featuring a fantastic line-up of dance shorts from professional, semi-professional and youth dancers creating innovative new work. JUMP will be followed by a freestyle dance JAM where you can join us on the floor. Raise the bar at JUMP.

Lift Off Dance Festival is the annual dance festival held at South Hill Park Arts Centre since 2000.
The festival aims to offer a chance for everyone to experience dance as a participant, performer or audience member and bring together those new to dance or taking their first steps on stage, with those working in the world of professional dance as teacher, performer or choreographer.
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