Project X Dance: Artist Voice 2022
Project X Dance presents two scratch performances developed by the recipients of their Artist Voice Residency 2022, Chinyanta Kabaso, Laura Mathana and Emmanuella Damptey.
Dance duo Chinyanta Kabaso andLaura Mathana are both freelance dance artists, teachers and performers who came together through a shared passion for traditional African dance styles. Originally trained in Hip-Hop and Afro-Fusion dance styles, they are using this residency to create a performance that tells the journey of traditional to modern African dance styles. They have been working with the main styles of Setapa, Pantsula, Gumboot, Gqom, Afro-house and Amapiano, exploring how the dances have developed throughout the years and the social and political factors that have influenced dance in Africa.
Emmanuella Damptey, is a recent musical theatre graduate who fell in love with dance when she was 15. With a background in contemporary dance, Jazz and Street Dance, Emmanuella describes her current style as a contemporary, afrobeat, musical theatre fusion. Emmanuella is using this residency time to create choreographies, soundcsapes and visuals that respond to three poems written by her close friend and fellow artist, Aisha Oyedepo.
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This residency is part of Project X wider activities of championing dance within the African and Caribbean Diaspora in Scotland.
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Funded by Create Inclusion and supported by The Workroom.
Download the event programme as a PDF