The Anthropocene (working title) using dance and poetry to explore the dominating behaviour of humans towards the planet and the effect of climate change on the human condition in return. For this, Becky Namgauds collaborates with Caleb Femi, known for pushing the boundaries of poetry both on the page and in performance.
The Anthropocene (working title)
Using poetry and spoken word, the show will be able to focus on specific relevant issues and bring context and story-telling to a huge subject which is difficult to tackle with just movement alone, focusing on the looming uncertainty of Earth’s future and its unstable environments caused by human behaviour.
Originally from Cheshire, Becky is a choreographer, dancer and movement director based in London.
Her training began in Tae Kwon Do and Gymnastics before training in Hip Hop, and later discovering Contemporary Dance and Capoeira. In recent years she began developing her own choreographic works which infuse her practices.
Becky is a DanceXchange Choreography Award holder for 2018 and is also proud to be a panel member of Woman SRSLY, a female ran platform for female-led performance work curated by Grace Nicol.
Becky was recently one of four choreographers who collaborated with Hofesh Shechter on East Wall in July 2018, an outdoor dance performance at the Tower of London, produced by East London Dance and Hofesh Shechter Company, and supported by Historical Royal Palaces, LIFT, London College of Fashion and University of East London and funded by Arts Council England.
Performances of her own work include; Like Honey; RodaDoras at East Wall Warm Up produced by Hofesh Shechter & East London Dance; Exhibit F; Ruby commissioned for DanceGen Students in Birmingham, Severed Dreams later commissioned by Tony Adigun for Dance Umbrella.
Her most recent work Rodadoras will be touring in 2019 in the UK and Internationally.
Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
R&D investment through Without Walls Blueprint.