On the 9th of June 2017 I will be departing for Longyearbyen (Norway) where I will be starting an incredibly exciting residency opportunity to carry on my research, which I began during my residency at Royal Museums Greenwich.
During the residency I will be living aboard a ship for two and a half weeks with fellow artists, scientists and educators to explore remote areas of the Arctic region and undertake collaborative research projects that are focused on the impacts of climate change.
Whilst in the Arctic I will realise a choreographic research and development project- Moving North, which is focused on the relationship between the human body and dramatically evolving Arctic landscape, using digital technology (including photography and 360- degree filming) to capture the process.
Longer term, I plan to use the bank of choreographic and digital work I generate during this project to inspire various creative outcomes that I will share back in the U.K.
I have been lucky enough to have been supported by the following organisations to make this trip a reality: Arts Council England, the Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund, the Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust, the National Maritime Museum and Arts Odyssey.
Also, a huge thank you to everyone who donated to my Crowdfunding campaign, I am extremely grateful for your support.
I will be launching a blog to capture my residency experience and will keep my website updated with project developments.