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Choreography

Emily’s choreographic work is rooted in an articulate, viscous and sensual physicality and driven by questioning our connection to people, place and identity.

It can be intense and physically demanding, crafted and performed with a sensitivity that draws an audience into the work, quietly encouraging them to loose themselves in the rich movement and physical ideas brought to life with Emily’s vision through the dancers and artists she works closely with.

Her past work has been performed in theatres, festivals and outdoor sites including a bamboo forest at Trebah Gardens, artist’s studios at Hay Studio and next to the wilds of the Atlantic Ocean at the iconic stone open air theatre at The Minack.

. BORA ( 2017 )
Commissioned by Continuum Mature Dance Company it considers how we experience moving into a new chapter of life and the anticipation, excitement and apprehension it brings. This piece is currently  in development.

. Wavering Down ( 2017 )
Short dance film shot on location in Cornwall to the track by Bristol based folk band Three Cane Whale. Made with filmmaker Brett Harvey

For My Sister ( 2016 )
Dance For Camera short. A secret message to my sister Lucy, shot by filmmaker Brett Harvey

I, We, Us ( 2016 )
Freefall Dance commission from Spindrift Dance Collective created using the idea of personal identity within a group of newly formed people.

The Crucible ( 2016 )
Movement creation for Cube theatre in collaboration with Rosanna Elliot (Dir.)

Effete ( 2015 )
Created as part of Freefall’s Awakening triple bill, with sound by composer Sophy Smith (Motionhouse). A haunting power struggle between two dancers testing physical and emotional risk

. Don’t Trust the Ground ( 2013 )
Commission from Uglybird Dance Company, Falmouth University Dance & Choreography final year students based on an article extract by Caitlin Moran in Moranthology.

Breathe ( 2010 )
Dance for Camera short film shot by Brett Harvey

DiSPLACEMENT ( 2009 )
Dance for Camera short film in collaboration with Brett Harvey. Shot in 52 different locations across Cornwall and Devon with stylised editing and film techniques. A reaction to questioning where ‘home’ truly is

. Face ( 2009 )
An independent solo with original music by violinist Patrycja Kujawska (Vincent Dance, Kneehigh)
A solo which unravels as the dancer quietly, violently and articulately fights for physical freedom

. For the Fallen ( 2005 )
Performed at Trebah Gardens as part of Cscape’s Landing’s production, created in collaboration with costume designer Claire Armitadge. An intimate and haunting duet based on a poem written by a soldier to his son in WW2

With huge thanks for funding and support to Arts Council England, British Council, Hall for Cornwall, Falmouth University, Pavilion Dance South West, FEAST Cornwall, Plymouth Dance, Dance in Devon, Barbican Theatre Plymouth.

Wavering Down

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For My Sister