Intertwined. Connected. Our lives have become separated, our conversations unheard. Each of us searching for a pathway of change. Keep working through barriers, find meaning, generate hope, find somewhere new.
Music: Soundtrack created by Sarah Sulemanji, Siân Hopkins & Dancers
A collaboration between: Sarah Sulemanji, Siân Hopkins and dancers
Sarah Sulemanji completed her professional training at The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and continues to explore the potential of the Graham work across her practice. Sarah is a Lecturer in Dance Technique at Middlesex University, where she has taught across the undergraduate programmes since 2010. She has worked closely with Anne Donnelly, restaging and rehearsal directing works by Robert Cohan, as well as with Deborah Zall, reconstructing works by Anna Sokolow and Bertram Ross. In addition to training professionals Sarah enjoys the opportunity to work with people from a diverse range of contexts and has delivered classes and workshops for organisations including Stories in Transit, Transform Dance and Dance Digital. She has performed in the UK and USA and is currently involved in a range of creative collaborative projects. She holds a BA Hons in Dance Performance, an MA in Professional Practice and a PGCHE.
Image credit to Karl Schoemaker
Siân Hopkins is an Associate Lecturer in Dance technique. She has had the pleasure of working with a variety of companies, independent dance artists and projects both near and far since graduating from Rambert School with a First-Class Honours Degree in Dance Performance, later completing an MA with Distinction in Dance Performance with Specialisation in Ritual from University of Kent. Siân has restaged Robert Cohan’s Class (1975) and Stabat Mater (1975), also multiple works by Ross McKim, most recently Women Afar Off (1990). As principal artist and rehearsal director for Moving Visions Dance Theatre, Siân has performed in cathedrals and sacred sites around the UK. Working alongside McKim to launch a new contemporary dance syllabus with the ISTD, Siân leads teacher and examiner training workshops. She has taught at dance institutions around the UK as well as guest teaching in Japan, Singapore, Vietnam and Canada, and co-led youth workshops with MAP in South Africa. Choreographic commissions include various site-specific and cathedral-based projects, choral dramatisations and independent screendance productions. Siân’s research interests lie in methodologies focussing on the cultivation of positive self-perception through dance performance training.
Dancers: Amelia Clarke, Georgie Kehoe, Diana Agynayeva, Amy Fallart, Rebekah Rawsthorne, Nia James, Shermeka Smith