2020 Vision: Elinor Lewis
Elinor Lewis is a an internationally performed choreographer, based in Taunton, Somerset. The work she makes sits on the intersection of minimalist dance and installation.
Elinor Lewis' pick for 2020 Vision
by Valerie Ebuwa
Elinor says: "I am drawn to Valerie Ebuwa’s Body Data because it dissects the layers of objectification, assumption and expectation that are placed on black women and their bodies.
"My most recent work TIMBER has been exploring how we see women and how we expect them to act. Because of this Body Data speaks to me on a creative and personal level, whilst peeling back layers of ingrained racial stereotyping that I, as a white woman, will never experience and need to challenge and understand.
"I am interested in what happens when women occupy space and take back their own narratives. I feel Valerie is doing this in Body Data. What is it to be seen, truly seen? In Body Data Valerie challenges us to see all of her. I see a woman grasping back ownership of her body and redefining the ways others see her. A powerful rebirthing."
On Body Data, Valerie says: "This film was incredibly important to make and always really scary to share so I’m super grateful to Elinor for picking it. The process was so freeing, getting to move and share without limitations. In terms of my general process, I’m still experimenting and figuring out how I like to work. I’m always questioning and staying open to new and better ways of engaging minds and hearts."
2020 Vision is our celebration of screen dance curated by the artists who will take part in the opening programme of The Dance Space next year, as well as the South East Dance team and our Welcome Project Community Steering Group.
Read an introduction to 2020 Vision from our Artistic Director, Cath James, here.
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Warning: This film contains nudity.
2020 Vision #1
Immerse yourself in the first instalment of 2020 Vision, our celebration of screen dance
2020 Vision: Liz Lea
Liz Lea is a performer, choreographer and producer based in Australia with 30 years experience working internationally
2020 Vision: The Welcome Project Community Steering Group
Why do we not see black men as human? This is the question at the heart of BLACK STAINS, part of our 2020Vision season of screen dance