David West | Individuals & Intimacies

David West and Alexandra Tsiapi Summer 2022

Photo credit: David by Stephan Alexander & Alexandra' by  Dafne Michalaki

30 May - 3 June

David West and Alexandra Tsiapi will be collaborating together for the first time, to explore the subject of intimacy and its definition. By examining the non romantic/sexual perspective of intimacy, they wish to shift awareness away from the stereotyped image and explore the different ways it can be enacted as part of the human experience.

David is a choreographer & producer as well as being artistic director of EQ Dance Co. His choreographic style is dance theatre based using both contemporary, and street dance movement vocabulary. He creates work mainly focused on mental health topics, and different subjects that affect the human psyche.

Alexandra Tsiapi is a dance artist specialised in performance and choreography. Alexandra utilises voice, movement and characterization in her work while her practise is rooted in improvisation.

Their intention is to explore the concept of intimacy through communication and different mediums such as touch, sight and scent. They plan to utilise props and voice as tools as well as improvisational tasks and exercises in order to to develop and enhance their empathy and awareness of each other.

Their ultimate aim is to create a live intimate, sensory and visual experience to connect/ reconnect people to each other.

David West | Lead Artist

Alexandra Tsiapi | Artist

David West | FacebookWebsite

Alexandra Tsiapi | Facebook

Supported through our Artist Residency Programme


Residency Sharings

Company Class | Thursday 2 June 14:00 - 15:30

Join David and Alexandra for a class as they share their practice and approach.

Book your place here by selecting the date of the sharing, or just turn up on the day.


Work-In-Progress Sharing | Thursday 2 June 16:00 - 17:00

David and Alexandra invite you to join them at the end of the week for a sharing.

Book your place here by selecting the date of the sharing, or just turn up on the day.

Creative Scotland
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Supported by the City of Edinburgh Council
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