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In This Place 

date.

Jan 2020 - ongoing 

location.

London, Newcastle, Manchester, Zoom 

collaborators. 

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Streetwise Opera 

creatives. 

Jack Thomson, Aga Serugo-Lugo, Jessie Maryon-Davies, SWO performers 

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about. 

Over 4 months, via zoom, we creatively worked with people who have experienced homelessness to devise a new dance-opera film. In This Place explores identity, journeying, narrative voice (who gets to tell our stories) and reflects both the time and place it was created within. The digital landscape became our creative meeting point, the Zoom room our rehearsal studio and the desktop our stage.

my role. 

In my role as Participation Manager at Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, I was lucky enough to lead on this collaboration with Streetwise Opera. I brokered the initial partnership, co-conceived the project and its content, managed the collaboration from concept to evaluation and co-delivered movement workshops. In my new role as Participation Associate for SJD, I will continue leading this partnership towards a live production in 2022. 

Click the image below to watch the film. 

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