Monday 23 - Friday 27 October
This research and development period will see 3 movement artists delve into the troubles and triumphs that surround life as a single, modern-day professional.
Through a highly physical and theatrical approach, the artists will explore how the financial and emotional challenges associated with this lifestyle can lead to various dependencies that impact the role we play within our communities. Drawing on lived experiences, we will develop character driven narratives that explore different unique and relatable survival techniques used to cope with the peculiar experience of “independence” in todays society.
Monday 23 – Friday 27 October | 10:00 – 11:30 | Company Class | BOOK HERE
Please come and join us for morning class from Monday-Friday! We will work on developing the same class throughout the week so please join us early on in the week if you would like the exercises to be taught more slowly.
Kim will offer a highly physical movement practice that focusses on developing flow and building confidence with floorwork alongside some basic technical conditioning. Her classes begin with contemporary dance phrases that encourage participants to find softness and expansion when moving in and out of the floor before moving on to dynamic phrases that require a more active response to shifts of weight and momentum. Kim uses her experience working with leading contemporary dance companies to deliver challenging material in an enjoyable learning environment.
Friday 27 October | 15:00 | Company Sharing | BOOK HERE
We invite you to join our public work in progress sharing followed by an open discussion at the end of the residency. We will share a snippet of our work and would love to hear your opinions on the subject matter.
About Kim Francey
Originally from Aberdeen, Kim began her dance training at her local dance school, Danscentre. Kim went on to train at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona where she received her Ba (Hons), Dance. Kim performed works by many choreographers including Humanhood (Julia Robert and Rudi Cole), Jamal Callender and Julia Ehrstrand. Upon graduating, Kim joined James Wilton Dance as an apprentice, became adept in the company’s fluid, athletic movement vocabulary and participated in research and development processes. Kim continued her apprenticeship with Motionhouse, performing with the company in Wondrous Stories and Henge. As part of the original cast, Kim performed Henge throughout the summer of 2022 before completing her Masters in Contemporary Dance Performance with Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Kim has gone on to perform professionally with Motionhouse in the Big Eurovision Welcome Party 2023 in addition to her other freelance projects. Most recently she performed Carbon Copy by Cagoule Dance (Abby Warrilow), at Hidden Door Festival in Edinburgh. Kim is excited to perform Henge with Motionhouse again throughout the summer of 2023.
Supported through our Paid Artist Residency programme