Dance Umbrella Digital

Home Made Short films

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Illustration by 2020 | Film by Monika Davies

Home Made is Dance Umbrella’s first ever digital dance residency available to a range of ages.

Over three weeks, three specially created Home Made groups from across the world, worked with a world-class choreographer to explore, play and create their own brand-new choreography.

The Home Made groups were:

  • Young people aged 9-14 who worked with France-based choreographer Satchie Noro
  • Adults who worked with New York based-choreographer Annie-B Parson
  • Adults (60)+ who worked with London-based choreographer Kenrick Sandy

To document the project, filmmaker Monika Davies created three short films, one for each of the Home Made groups. Featuring footage from the online Home Made workshops and clips captured by participants themselves from their own homes, the films will provide a snapshot of the three unique groups and their choreographic encounters with three renowned dance makers.

Please note applications to participate in Home Made are now closed. For more information about Home Made, please contact Bethan Peters via email or on 07498 232 515.

Watch: Home Made short film with Satchie Noro +

Watch: Home Made short film with Annie-B Parson +

Watch: Home Made short film with Kenrick Sandy +

Watch: Interview with Satchie Noro +

Watch: Interview with Annie-B Parson +

Watch: Interview with Kenrick Sandy & Lara McCabe +

Artist biographies +

Satchie Noro

Satchie Noro

Choreographer, dancer, circus artist

French-born Satchie took her first steps in the dojo of her Japanese father, Masamichi Noro. She studied classical dance with Wilfride Piollet and aerial circus techniques with Michel Nowak.

In 2002, she founded her own company Furinkaï. She has also collaborated with Adrien M & Claire B, Carlotta Sagna, James Thierré and Michel Shweizer.

She currently co-directs the Circus School Les Noctambules in Nanterre. She is associate artist to the Nantes National Choreographic Centre directed by Ambra Senatore.

She regularly teaches workshops to non-professional dancers, of all ages and capabilities.

Annie-B Parson

Annie-B Parson

Annie-B Parson is a postmodern choreographer; she co-founded Big Dance Theater in 1991. She has also made dances and stagings for theater, opera, ballet, rock bands and symphony orchestras.

She has made dance for David Byrne, David Bowie, St. Vincent, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Wendy Whelan, Laurie Anderson, Nico Muhly, Jonathan Demme, Salt n Pepa, Esperanza Spalding, Anne Carson, Jonsi, and the Martha Graham Dance Co.

Her most recent work with David Byrne, American Utopia, just opened as a film by Spike Lee.

Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy

Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy

Photo: Benji Reid

Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy MBE is co-founder and co-Artistic Director of Boy Blue. As choreographer Kenrick’s credits include; film R.E.B.E.L (2018), dance theatre shows REDD (2019), Olivier nominated Blak Whyte Gray (2017), The Five & the Prophecy of Prana (2013), A Night With Boy Blue (2018, 2016, 2015, 2013) and Olivier award winning Pied Piper: A Hip-Hop Dance Revolution (2007).

Kenrick was awarded an MBE for services to dance and the community in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Years honours list in 2017, a Companionship from LIPA, and an Honorary Fellowship (HonFGS) from Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2018.

Monika Davies

Monika Davies is a Cinematographer and Editor whose work focuses on the use of fluid movement and elements of stage lighting design as a key element of visual storytelling. She is a member of the BFI x BAFTA CREW. Her work has been selected for Bafta-recognised festivals such as Aesthetica, Open City Doc, IDFA, Sheffield DocFest, London Short Film Festival. Her films have won awards at LIFF2019, and the prestigious parliamentary award Film the House for the best short film (Judged by Disney, BBFC, and MPA). Her film The Circle recently premiered on The Guardian.

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1 Comment

  • Excellent editing. Great sound and narrative informative/enlightening/interesting.
    A pleasure to look at the different ages and locations.
    All who took part in whatever capacity must feel the better for it – both then and now!

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