I cannot believe it’s 2016.
2015 was such a crazy year for myself and for the Moxies. Lots of ups, a few downs but one hell of a ride. I am so grateful and feel so lucky. Thank you to everyone for all your support. Here are 11 highlights:
- It was the year of Jason, my first solo show. Thanks to my wonderful crowd funders and support from The Place and Candoco, Jason and I were able to develop the show, working with amazing people such as Bryony Kimmings, Aletta Collins and Anwar Russell. We premiered at Letchworth Arts Centre in May and performed at Laban Theatre and The Place Fringe in July. It was also the year I brought my first show to Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Total Buzz.
- We premiered Windibops at artsdepot with their support along with Candoco Dance Company, PDSW, Trinity Laban and Greenwich Dance Partnership and Arts Council England. We also brought the show to Aberdeen for Dance Live Festival which was an amazing feeling. In Aberdeen we also performed at the local hospital. A big highlight for us.
- Moxie was selected to be part of Choreodrome at The Place to develop ideas for History of Ireland. We had so much fun in the studio that week and being part of the choreodrome family.
- Moxie was shortlisted for the Rural Dance Initiative with China Plate, The Place, NRTF and Take Art. We were invited to develop ideas in the Darkroom Lab in Halsway Manor in November which was a dream. LOVED IT SO MUCH and excited for our rural future.
- I was so proud to have been part of The Oasis Social Club with Rebecca Davies and travel to Mons, Belgium and then all around the UK being Tracey.
- 18hours commissioned us to create a new outdoor show ‘El Vestido’, giving us the opportunity to perform at the epic De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill On Sea.
- It was such a rush to co-present the live stream of Aerowaves Spring Forward from Barcelona with Art Streaming TV. Love that city so much and love the rush of live (internet) TV.
- Was selected to present ideas for a new solo show called My Feminist Boner as part of the Women Of Mass Destruction 3 platform at Richmix, which is curated by Lydia Fraser Ward.
- It was such a privilege to be part of Richard Dedemonici’s Redux for Battersea Arts Centre’s Live From TVC on BBC4. I loved playing Valerie Singleton (Blue Peter) and Grethe Ingman (1963 Danish Eurovision entry and winner). Biggest rush ever. Id love to do more of this.
- Youth work continued: Water and Glass, a show I worked on in 2014 with Peter Royston in Perth and Kinross was performed again in April 2015 and also picked up an award (ooohh). I was also proud to be with my Candoco Youth as they performed at UDance 2015 in Plymouth.
- Last but not least, I brought Sit Back home to Waterford for Spraoi Festival. A festival I grew up with and the first time I have ever brought my own choreography home. Felt really special having all my family there, seeing what I do.
Looking forward to 2016. We have just found out that we have been awarded Grants for Arts Funding from Arts Council England for building our team and touring Windibops. Eeee vez excited. Lots of other things in the pipe line so will let you all know when its confirmed.
Peace and thanks