YOU WERE BORN WILD
WILD: Research and development project
WILD is an new project aimed at young children and their families, looking at our shared history as wild creatures and the impact that modern society has on us as individuals and the planet as a whole.
This phase of the project forms the very beginnings of what will be a project that will tour to theatres, festivals, and childcare and educational settings, including performance, workshops, CPD and educational elements.
As part of the research and development phase, a group of international collaborators will spend three weeks exploring and creating content in the studios at both the Place (London, UK) and Yorkshire Dance (Leeds, UK). For the duration of the project, choreographer George Fellows will be working with a dancer, two writers, a dance movement psychotherapist, a body psychotherapist, an ancestral skills/forest school expert and a dramaturg to develop a new solo dance piece intended for young audiences.
Three statements about WILD, written by George, which go into more detail about the project can be found here.
As a company we are trying to improve our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) practices. Throughout the project, we will be working with an EDI mentor and an advisory group of diverse artists to act as critical friends (particularly throughout the dancer selection process) who will support the development of our EDI practices.
Choreographer George Fellows
Dancer/choreographic collaborator Bun Kobayashi
Writers Natasha Tucker & Kevin Tucker
Dance movement & body psychotherapy consultants Clare Osbond & Tim Brown
Ancestral skills consultant Lucy O'Hagan
Dramaturg Lou Cope
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Mentor Titilola Dawudu
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion advisors Aby Watson, Bakani Pick-up, Kimberley Harvey, Rosie Heafford & Takeshi Matsumoto
Creative Producer Louise Hodgson
WILD is supported by The Place as part of their Choreodrome Artist Research Residency Programme and Yorkshire Dance, and has been made possible with funding from Arts Council England.