Photo by Mira Loew
''Her work is not coy. It is choreography that we ought to keep count of. ''
Basic Interaction Prototyping in Unity
360 Filming and Editing
Digital Dramaturgy and Movement Direction
MOVEMENT AND CHREOGRAPHY:
Digitally interactive and immersive performance-making processes
Contemporary Dance Choreography
DIGITAL DANCE WORKS AND RESEARCH
HINTERLANDS / 2023
Inspired by microorganisms called extremophiles that live on the edge of habitability, in some of earth’s most inhospitable environments, Hinterlands is a mixed reality headset experience on the speculative futures of human evolution. Movement, spatial sound and augmented reality come together to create a space that unfolds differently for you and the dancers in the space. Through an invitation to move you will explore our entanglement with the natural and digital world and our possibilities for surviving, evolving and becoming.
With support from UWE Bristol, Knowle West Media Centre and The Studio. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
HANDU / 2023
As part of Rebecca's second term for her MA in Virtual and Extended Realities she and a team of students responded to a brief by Ultraleap to create a narrative experience in passthrough mode using their unique hand-tracking technology. They created a prototype experience with 6 different interaction that led multiple headset users at one time to explore and create the world around them with their hands and intractable AR elements. Rebeccas research focused on the possibility to create the sensation of extending the body in space using Augmented Reality and hand-tracking in passthrough mode.
800 LIFETIMES / 2021
Modern myth making for a digital age : 360 Immersive interactive sound and contemporary dance
Commissioned and co-produced by the University of Bedfordshire and Bedford Creative Arts, a part of the Dance Beds programme. Produced by Step Out Arts. Supported in partnership by Dance East and The Place Theatre Bedford. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
DWELLING / 2020
A physical response capturing the momentum of change, the stillness of isolation and the personal stories that dwell in our homes and community.
Using projectors people invited a virtual dancer into their space, creating a response that incorporated themselves, the dancer and their home. A collection of 97 videos, 126 photos, 10 pieces of original writing and 12 original sound scores were created.
Commissioned by Waltham Forest Council as part of Waltham Forest Virtual Culture. Funded by the Great Place Scheme.
UPLOAD/UNPLUG / 2016-2019
How big data shapes our on and offline world. Audiences on tablets change the dance, sound and projection co-creating the show with their data and choices.
Supported by Arts Council England. Performed at ARC Stockton, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Rich Mix, University of Bedford, Redbridge Drama Centre, Lincoln Drill Hall/Frequency Festival, Exeter Phoenix, and Guildhall Arts Centre.
LEYTONSTONE TRAILBLAZARS / 2019
Bringing the heritage of Leytonstone High Road to life through a walking AR app. Co-created with students from Leytonstone’s Connaught School for Girls
Commissioned by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
THE OTHER / 2016-2017
A duet between a peddler of fear and the fragile human spirit using choreographed handheld lighting and movement.
Commissioned by 2Faced Dance Company for 2016/2017 tour of RUN.
‘K’ / 2015
A journey from intimacy to isolation driven by mobile communication and our need to communicate. An in-the-round work utilising 2 handheld and 2 fixed projectors.
Commissioned by Wiltons Music Hall for Wiltons Strike.
EDUCATION & FELLOWSHIPS
MA in Virtual and Extended Realities UWE Bristol
Professional Degree in Dance Studies, Laban Centre: 2004-2005
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, University of Iowa: 2001-2005
Doing Dramaturgy with Lou Cope: 2022: Selected as one of 6 choreographers to take an 8 day intensive on dramaturgy with choreographic practices.
Questlab Network: 2018: Selected by Studio Wayne McGregor to take part in a national program developing cross-disciplinary digital and dance practices
The Bench: 2016 : Initiative and platform for female choreographers led by 2Faced Dance supported by Esmee FairBairn Foundation.
Move and Code: 2016-current: A 1-day workshop developed by Pell Ensemble that teaches the fundamentals of programming using movement and physical computing.
Developed and Delivered a 3 day workshop on digital dance making processes for Sampad and South Asian Choreographers
Guest Lecturer at Bath Spa University: 2023
Guest Lecturer at University of Bedfordshire: 2020 and 2021
Workshops at Teesside University and University of Bath: 2018 and 2019
Laban Centre Youth Ballet: 2015-2017
Teaching a professional class for Marc Brew Company, Avant Garde Dance, Ffin Dance