Roberta Jean - Ways of Being
This performance is part of a double bill with Skye Reynolds and Khamlane Halsackda - into Flesh .
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Award winning choreographer, Roberta Jean presents Ways of Being, a cosmic adventure and love letter to those who have experienced depression and struggled with suicidal thoughts. Informed by historic therapeutic practices and future healing modalities, the work is a tender and euphoric dance full of hope, inviting the audience to go inwards and reflect on their own thoughts and memories.
Roberta Jean is an artist whose work and life has been shaped by her experience of a neuroendocrine disease that impacts mental health. Ways of Being draws on a rich multitude of adjacent source themes, from psychedelic therapy and witchcraft to botanics and the interplay between the brain and hormones.
Featuring an ensemble of extraordinary dance artists that include long term collaborator, Stephanie McMann as well as Katye Coe, Maëva Berthelot and Nicole Nevitt, Ways of Being brings into focus the poetics and visceral nature at the heart of Roberta Jean’s choreographic practice.
Access: Includes Subtitles
Mention of suicide, mental health issues, drug use
Recommended for ages 16+
This performance will be preceded by a workshop led by Roberta Jean and collaborator Katye Coe on 3 September.
A Sadler’s Wells Commission. Supported by Creative Scotland, FABRIC, Tramway, Dance Base, Déda and Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund.
Photo by Emli Bendixen