Mint gave voice to one girl’s experience of bulimia and anorexia. The R&D project included a week of learning from the individual and a further week to collate the research and choreography a short film, as an ensemble. The film physicalised the internal fight sufferers face against eating disorders. It intended to comfort sufferers and make them feel less alone in their own experience, as well as illustrating the seriousness of this commonly misunderstood illness.
Director/ co-Producer: Julia Alcamo
Producer: Kieran Luxton
Choreographer: Danny Foster
Ensemble: Sarah Cribdon, Sophie Strawbridge, and Megan Young
Director of Photography: Bailey Langford
Edit: Nic Galea
Sound Design: Mark Harris
He Taught Me
Directed by Kieran Luxton, He Taught Me depicts an account of domestic violence within a same-sex relationship. The artists devised the heavily physical performance as en ensemble, informed, throughout, by the original account. Dance and movement helped to express the physical and emotional trauma in a safe, cathartic way.
Director: Kieran Luxton
Cast: Sam Terry
Design: Rhianne Baxter
Play and Foreign Language Learning
In this solo project, Sarah set out to explore how play can assist foreign language learning. After researching existing theories, she wrote a workshop and took it to an English Language class of 14 to 15 year old students, in Gliwice, Poland. The biggest observation was that, when the students needed to be understood, as part of a game, they became less fixated on being grammatically correct. In fact, they took more risks and used their existing knowledge in a creative way. This provided a safe place for students to speak, who would normally feel unconfident in a traditional classroom setting.