“Emily sensitively and positively empowers everyone to enjoy the dance experience” Jenny Cleverley, Workshop Participant
Emily’s community & youth based work engages various people from primary through to mature dancers. The projects she works on often bring together professional artist’s and members of the local community with no previous dance experience to enjoy making, rehearsing and performing something unique together.
She leads workshops, choreographs and performs alongside these groups on independent commissions and with various companies and organisations in Cornwall and across the UK. Her work uses poetry, text, props and collaborations with visual artists, musicians, set and costume designers to create performance work for both theatre and site based venues.
Emily’s primary based work is physical, imaginative, creative and fun! The groups are often found upside down, flying through the air and bouncing up and down to energy fuelled music to stretch the creative and imaginary aspects of what is possible with younger dancers.
Dance Repulic 2
SALT Landscape Festival of Dance Emily worked with primary pupils to fly, swoop, swim and crawl through gardens working with themes of coasts, mini beasts, life cycles and forces, brought together at Trelissick Gardens with other schools in a huge spectacle and feast for the eyes
Hall for Cornwall Youth Dance Company
Venus Flower and Other Stories Created work on the Youth Company and Cscape’s Mini Movers aged 5-9 yrs who hid and danced in the magical jungle plants and trees! Performed at Trebah Gardens and Cotehele House as part of the main professional show. Emily regularly leads auditions and technique classes for the Youth Company
St Mary’s Grammer School Belfast
Waiting on an Angel Using 25 wooden chairs and based on lyrics from the song by Ben Harper the piece was performed as part of a triple bill by Assault Events
Real Ideas Organisation
Wave Armada Co-choreographed the event with Helen Tiplady for RIO in Plymouth Sound. Involving over 100 young dancers, sailing boats and a speed boat ballet! Also performed at Weymouth Town Harbour
Plymouth Youth Dance Company
Jumpers Playground Based on poetry written by skydivers. Using weight, momentum, counter balance and flight based movement set to music by The Orb with costume design by Meier Williams
For Cscape Dance Emily delivered a series of workshops as part of Kneehigh Theatre’s outreach programme at The Asylum based on ideas inspired by shoes and the people they might fit.
Emily is Co-founder and Co-artistic Director of the company who work with participants that range in experience and age from 15-60+ to develop technical training and performance based projects.
Gecko Theatre Company
Over 120 community participants took part in the immersive site based piece Tender Realm & Theatre of Science at TR2 (Theatre Royal, Plymouth). Emily choreographed a short section of the work and performed as part of the main production
Image BORA Roland Oliver Ebert