Kate E. Deeming

10 Seconds of Joy

Dance activist Kate E. Deeming will be familiar to many Southsiders as the 'Dancing Xmas Tree'(2020), and describes herself as an 'artist working in communities, using dance as a way to make good stuff happen!'

'I am interested in creating moments and reminders that build empathy and connect us to our individual and collective power, to reinforce and manifest a joyous and loving world.

Much of my work is durational in nature- dances that span days or even years involving, in many and creative ways, hundreds and thousands of people. Although trained formally in dance and performance, much of what I do is outside of cultural/creative institutions.'

For Tramway Beyond Walls, Kate is up to her usual dance shenanigans with 10 Seconds of Joy. Over six weeks, this outdoor dance project over initiated bursts of joy with four local primary schools, and culminated in a dance film made with the help of Basharat Khan.

Below -  an introduction to this very special film, by Kate E Deeming:

Below - watch '10 Seconds of Joy' :

All photos by Still Motion Arts