Michelle spent time with the dancers, recording their movement using photography and video, and then converted these images into sound. The dancers then used Michelle’s three new soundscapes, interpreting them into choreographed responses.
This launch event for DITTO features an installation of work documenting the project by Michelle and photographer Niamh Donnelly, as well as a film created in collaboration with videographer Michael Godsall. There will also be elements of live performance from MeshDance during the evening.
Following this event, there will be an opportunity to experience the full live performance of DITTO at a showcase at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance on Saturday 25 March.
Image credit: MeshDance, 2018. Photo: Adam Perry
Michelle Duxbury (formerly known as alabamathirteen) is an artist who is based in Leeds and Wakefield. Drawing on her own experience as a disabled, neurodivergent, working class woman, her work explores how we exist in our bodies, spaces and places. Using photography, moving image, sound and embroidery, she offers a glimpse at her complex and frustrating relationship with an outside world.
Formed in 2009, MeshDance is a contemporary dance company based in Leeds, specialising in providing inclusive and accessible dance opportunities for young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism.
DITTO is supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.
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