I received the LUTSF in 2017 to travel to Trondheim, Norway to take part in a collective residency under the project name Farewell to Flesh with Benjamin Pohlig, Sunniva Vikør Egenes and Lea Kieffer.
Farewell to Flesh continued to have a life after the residency, with appearances in Stockholm and Berlin. The project gave me the opportunity to explore aspects of research and performance making that as a performer I often don’t get a chance to engage with, such as costume making, working collectively and baking bread on a wood stove in a small Norwegian cabin.
Since then I’ve felt galvanised to pursue my own interests in dance outside of my professional career and in 2018 I started an MA in Creative Practice at Trinitylaban/Independent Dance. Alongside this I’ve continued to dance, predominantly as a freelance performer in a wide variety of works by artists including Francesco Scavetta/WEE, Charlotte Spencer Projects, Lisa May Thomas, Joon Dance, as well as music videos. I am currently teaching dance to professionals, companies, conservatoire and Centre for Advanced Training students. I am thankful to the LUTSF for their assistance in getting me and my bread tin to Norway, and more generally for facilitating exchange between dancers and their knowledge. It makes all our communities richer.