Katie Armstrong & Lewis Normand – STRONGHOLD 


Working across film, movement and sound, Stronghold is a collaboration between dance artists Katie Armstrong and Lewis Normand.  The work is inspired by the unique architecture of the Dance Base building.  Stronghold explores the themes of absence and presence and draws influence from conversations with the people who bring life into the building.


Choreographer/performer | Lewis Normand  

Choreographer/performer | Katie Armstrong  

Performer/collaborator | Millie Thomas  

 | Signy Jakobsdottir 

Additional Camera | Lewis Landini 


Katie Armstrong & Lewis Normand

Lewis Normand is a Scottish Dance Artist, working across performance, education and choreography. As a dancer Lewis has performed for Artists and Companies such as, David Hughes Dance, Errol White Company, Diana Loosmore, Steinvor Palsson, Kate Haughton, Ashley Page, Scottish Opera and Company Chordelia. Lewis’ choreographic work has received support from Dance Base, Dance North, and Scottish Ballet. His newest project, ‘Stronghold’, is a collaboration with choreographer Katie Armstrong and combines elements of music, dance and film. “Stronghold’ was commissioned by Dance Base for the ‘Now Here This’ program. http://lewisnormand.com/



Katie Armstrong is a freelance dance artist based in Glasgow. Katie trained at Rambert School and worked/toured with the company during her third year. Since graduating Katie has worked with artists and companies including Rosie Kay Dance Company, National Theatre Scotland, Company Chordelia, Scottish Opera, Simon Fildes/Wyn Pottratz, Tai Shani, Barrowland Ballet and Eowyn Emerald and Dancers. Katie has created work for festivals and organisations including ZENDEH, Scottish international Storytelling Festival, NTS Just Start Here Festival, Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival and most recently for the Peoples Post Code Lottery. https://theworkroom.org.uk/members/katie-armstrong/



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