Francesca Matthys

Francesca Matthys (She/ Her) is a South African interdisciplinary dance artist, writer, facilitator, and Kundalini Yoga teacher based in London. Her practice is rooted in connections to ancestral wisdoms through movement, text, collaboration/community. 

Francesca Matthys

Francesca has collaborated with esteemed artists and produced her own work in dance, theatre and film in South Africa and internationally. She has been part of collaborations supported by The British Council and Arts Council England. Recently she has worked with organisations such as Agudo Dance, Theatre Rites, Dance Umbrella, The Place, The Baked Bean Charity and Independent Dance. She participated in TalentLab23 at Théâtres de la Ville Luxembourg as part of The Zebras Crossing Collective which she co-founded in 2022. Francesca is also a Creative Research Associate with the University of Johannesburg. Francesca is currently developing her practice ‘Stepping in Situ’ that explores connections to ancestral wisdom through movement and has recently performed her latest solo ‘Stap (St-AH-p)’ at Resolution Festival 2024 that was informed by her practice. She has also recently been chosen to participate in the Sadlers Wells Mentorship programme with Seeta Patel as her mentor.

Contact: francescamatthys@icloud.com

This biography was provided by the artist.

Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium

Two Japanese performers, a man and a woman, in white sleeveless tops fold paper in an origami style. One is knelt down and placing their paper on a long white mat while the male performer stands up behind her. An audience of children and mothers are watching on. They are in a dark room with the stage area lit.

Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium

A two-day conference featuring performances of Little Big Dance commissions, new sharings, panel discussions and more

Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 February 2024
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Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium