Photo by Mira Loew

''Her work is not coy. It is choreography that we ought to keep count of. ''

 -Liza Weber

Education

2020: NSPCC Certificate in Child Safety and Child Safety in Sport

2020: FAI-AR: ‘Create in Public Space’ Online Course

2013: RAD 3 day intensive: Inclusive Dance Practices

2004-2005: Professional Degree in Dance Studies, Laban Centre

 

2001-2005: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, University of Iowa

                         

1996-2001: Professional Ballet training with Rochester City Ballet

Teaching Experience

 

 

2016-present: Dance and Coding Workshops  Rebecca Evans and computing curriculum specialist Su Adams (U Can Too) have developed unique engagement through their Dance and Coding programmes.  These aim to teach computing through kinesthetic learning encouraging a diverse range of people to engage with digital spaces.  Over the last 3 years through their day to month-long programmes, they have excited and inspired over 700 participants to engage with coding and movement in the UK and abroad. Currently, elements of the programme are being developed with Studio Wayne McGregor and University College of London’s Interaction Lab as part of Questlab Network.  

 

2019-present: Choreographing with Digital: Workshops ranging from a 1/2 day to full week programmes aimed at students in higher education and professionals interested in collaborations between dance and technology.  These can range from experimenting with different technologies in the choreographic process, understanding the organisational and choreographic needs of working with digital and developing concepts to incorporate meaningful technology. 

 

2013-2019: Professional class for Open Class, Avant Garde, Marc Brew Company, Ffin Dance & Pell Ensemble

2015-2017: Youth Ballet for the Learning and Participation at Laban Centre, ages 13-18

2015-2017: Rambert Animatures: Teaching repertoire, workshops and setting work based on Rambert rep.

2015: Granted the Victoria Wolsfold Griffiths Bursary for teacher development at Laban’s Summer School

March -July 2013: Assisting Marc Brew on the creation of ‘Tilt’ with first year Central School of Ballet student

Choreography

Upload/Unplug

2016-2019:

  • Digitally interactive dance work about how big data shapes our on and offline world.  The work has the audience on their mobile phones changing the dance, sound and projection. 

  • Supported by Arts Council England. Performed at ARC Stockton, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Rich Mix, University of Bedford and Redbridge Drama Centre, Lincoln Drill Hall/Frequency Festival, Exeter Phoenix, Guildhall Arts Centre.  

  • Research collaboration with UCL’s Communications and Connected Systems Lab to understand technologies impact on creating a connection between audiences and audience to performer

 

Leytonstone TrailblazARS 

2019

  • Commissioned by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture, supported by ACE.  This walking AR app was co-created with students from Leytonstone’s very own Connaught School for Girls in collaboration with digital dance company Pell Ensemble and computing educator U Can Too.  Students co-created the performance, stories and music, and developed the app using Augmented Reality platform Blippar; creating a way to see the local high street in a new light.

 

UR

2018

  • A collaboration with two sound artists, four contemporary dancers, a choreographer, performance artist, a visual artist and 30 witnessing participants coming together to portrait the inner workings of the human body in an immersive 360 sound space in London.  

 

The Bridge

2017

  • A digital dance heritage work for Digital Futures 2017 programme that incorporated motion sensor lighting and a live coded sound environment with Rambert’s Youth Dance Company.  

  • Performed at The Vaults. 

 

The Other

2016-2017

  • Digital light and dance commission for 2Faced Dance as part of their 2016/2017 triple bill RUN touring nationally and internationally.

 

Vega

2015

  • Installation and performance collaboration between visual artist Hiroko Imada and Pell Ensemble. Premiering as part of The Vaults Festival, March 2015. Supported by Arts Council England.

 

K

2015

  • Digital dance work in the round with 2 fixed and 2 hand-held projectors about the loss of intimacy with increased digital communication.  

  • Commissioned by Wilton’s Music Hall as part of Wilton’s Strike Festival, September 2015.

 

DECOY

2014

  • Premiered: Resolution! 2014 The Place. Performed: OUTSIDE The Tate Modern, Chelsea Arts Collective, Richdance Festival, Big Dance Festival, Spontaneous Combustion, Hackney Wicked

 

Subliminal Effects

2013: 

  • Premiered: Resolution! 2013 The Place. Performed: Show and Prove, Broadway Theatre January 2013.

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