Very excited to be performing in Spacecraft commissioned by the The Invisible Circus on the 25th and 26th of September here's where you can buy tickets. www.locobristol.com/shows
#OpenLevel L.A.D workshop @TheIlsand #Dancespace this Sunday!
The Bristol phenomenon that is Resident Artist Naomi O'Connor-A Choreographer whose Philospohy is that:‘Africa/Art is wherever I am’ is she is currently completing the MA in Choroegraphy at TrinityLaban. Naomi will lead a hour long workshop in celebration and exploration of a selection of her Cultural Archive or Music and Dance influences developed from Somatic Ritual into Contemporary Dance. Lead a soundtrack of Influential artists including Odetta Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and the Resonators.
At theIsland Dance Space on Sunday the 22nd July 2018 @2-5pm.
All Movement Based Artists are welcome: This is a Free workshop, if you would like to give a donation, it will be passed onto Cardboard Citizens 'Skylight Crisis Centre ' Performing Arts Programme for the Homeless.
I was invited to take part in a co-mentoring programme for Black Cultural Educators by Black Artists on the Move, partnered with Black American Female Educator Joy Jones which formed four Skype conversations over a four month period. I kept a Journal on my lived experience for two weeks of this period. Here it is:
HONESTLY I FEEL.
Day 1: TINGLY
Day 2: Like a warm mush in a continual orgasm
Day 3: In a Bermuda triangle- ‘Outside of Myself’
Day4: Continually Jilted, Tilted on the verge of stalling off my Atlas
Day 5:Like a Flesh wound of new skin that I’m trying to keep clean
Day 6: I can’t’ stand the Smell of
“Vodka soaked Bollox”
Day 7: That I continually clean up others shite from a leaving party I wasn’t invited to before I can conceive of ‘HOME’, move in, find safety or security, or lay foundations.
Day 8: Ahhh…A long sign turn to the right hand,
Head tilts back,
And mouth and Left side.
SLASH! Water on legs
ABC ABC ABC ABY ABS ABX
Day 9: Life’s uncertainty playing out like a healing crisis,
Like a societal rash, I break out – THERE’S A CULUTRAL SHIFT
Day 10: Tingle NRUT
Day 11: Rash- Back!!!StomachAche!!!FLASH.
Day 12: Pick up, put down, repeat this Action for 2-12 hours a day continuously in a figure of 8.
Day 13: Uncluttering, Cleaning dry treading the fine line Opening the possibility for more. Sensitive, Creative, Moving, Emotion, Overfull, Overfill.
Day 14: That Prickly Feeling
Of being Watched from Afar
By Someone Important
Day 15: Relaxed.
Day 16: A Tired, excited, bubbling pressure on my face.
Day 17: ‘Wishing From The Top’.
I'm really looking forward to performing Splice Festival #richmix this Saturday with Kimatica Studio's new show :Transecendence Journey into the Subconscious. Doors open 6.30pm.
'Come celebrate my birthday and see the testing ground of a new piece I've developed At the Bernie Grant Arts centre next Thursday the 5th of April 2018 @7.30pm Entry:£3.50. Six other Artists will also be showing new work:
This piece is called 'An Ode to DJ Derek': DJ Derek was a world renowned reggae Dj who discovered,
(through the Windrush generation of Caribbeans who settled in the UK ) a love of Reggae Music,
and subsequenty spread it throughout the World. Through his love the Reggae Genre played an
extended paternal role to Naomi O'Connor ( LOVEACTIVISTDANCE) and the Intergenerational,
Interacial, Community Worldwide , yet vanished mysteriously last April.
Installation: AAIS interprofessional programme
Dance Production and Performance: Naomi O'Connor LoveActivistDance
Music: Bob Marley and The Wailers : Label:Upsetters: Released Jan 1970
Artwork of framed picture of DJ Derek: STEWY.
Costume Design: Liberty London LTD
Rabat Improvisation @ Hassan Tower 25/12/2017. Wearing my SAN-KO-FI artwork based costume as part of 'Africa Is Wherever I Am' Dance Film Investigation.
Wild Morrocco Improvisation retreat. Very excited to be going to Morocco from the Solstice for a Christmas break and Dance experiment from this Friday until the 16th of Jan. Pictures will follow shortly.
San-Ko-Fi, is saying taken from the A’Kan people, native to Ghana, which translates as: ‘To return, and Fetch, Your Seat’ .