Shivaangee is a Bharatanatyam (a classical Indian dance form from South India) dancer by training, currently studying contemporary technique, choreography and choreology at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, aspiring to eventually exploit the potential of Bharatanatyam to be a contemporary movement practice.
Since graduating from London Studio Centre's BA Theatre Dance in 2013, I have worked as a dancer in the independent contemporary dance scene and as a Samba, Charleston and Flamenco dancer for private and corporate events. I am also an independent choreographer and co-produce Kaleidoscopic Arts together with Konstantina Skalionta. In my choreographic work I am interested in how historic developments affect our personalities and our behaviour and in the formation, manifestation and communication of identity, in particular female identity and cultural and national identity.
Former dancer of The Royal Opera, English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, The Dallas Opera and Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Operas, David has also worked in film, children’s theatre and was Artistic Director of his own dance company, MurleyDance, for four years. He has also previously choreographed for London Studio Centre.
Bridie Gane is a British choreographer and performer, creating independent solo and group work of a unique, retro theatricality, often interested in exploring obscure historical female figures, celebrating their obscurity, achievements and relevance to current gender debates.
Kane John Mills is an emerging writer, poet, dance, theatre and installation artist, and has just graduated from Northern School of Contemporary Dance. He has a keen interest in Psychology which definitely informs his work. He wishes to have his own inclusive company in the future.
Konstantina Skalionta has been making performances in an attempt to explore the human condition. She has collaborated with various fine artists such as Laura Elias and Bea Bonafini in bringing visual arts and dance together.Her work has been presented in various festivals in UK and Cyprus, amongst them Resolution 2016,2015,2014, Fiver Fridays (Chisenhale Dance Spac), Women of Mass Destructon 2 (Rich mix), 15th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform (Rialto).
Tora Hed is an independent choreographer and dancer from Sweden, based in Leeds since 2012. She graduated from Northern School of Contemporary Dance 2015 and received the Carolyn Woolridge Outstanding Performance Award. Tora was successfully chosen to take part in Exit Visa 2016 at the Place curated by Joe Moran.