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Festival Of Audacity: Foreign Bodies - An Underwater Love Story


Foreign Bodies - An Underwater Love Story

New Street Station & Rotunda Square, Bullring

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Inspired by the British citizenship test, Ella will be presenting extracts from Foreign Bodies, a dance piece which crosses borders and oceans to look at fear versus love. Jellyfish, medical understandings of disease, and media references around migration are used to take a funny, frank look at what it means to be a citizen of the world. Danced to Fado, Kizomba and Kuduro rhythms created by composer Sabio Janiak.

Ella Mesma began her dance career with Afro Latin styles and breakdance before training at The Place. The collective Ella Mesma Company have been commissioned by Sadler’s Wells (‘Wild Card’), Dance City (as Associate Dance Artist 2016-2017), and the National Circus Centre (‘Papyllon’).