WHAT’S ON OCTOBER: New dance commission Grin at Tramway

A spectacle of sound and visuals, Grin masquerades and undermines hierarchies of power. Grin inverts the continued colonial narratives of black bodies and Caribbean dance styles being solely exotic and hyper-sexualised. Grin is a celebratory performance, welcome to the carnival.

Mele Broomes originally trained as an artistic gymnast at Southampton Gymnastics and Hampshire County. She then redirecting her skills in physical and dance at Southern Arts Theatre and The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance.

In 2011, she founded V/DA, and since, has presented 8 collaborative explorations between movement, concept and scenography. With her most recent work VOID in collaboration with David Bernard and Bex Anson.

Mele is one of the lead artists of Project X which launched June 2017. Project X is an educational and professional development programme, which platforms and champions dance forms within the African Diaspora, supporting Artist of Colour in Scotland.

Mele has created work in association with Yorkshire Dance, Dancebase, OFFTA, Buzz Cut, Brighton Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, Festival Grec, DanceLive, Tramway, The Arches amongst others.

Grin is a Tramway commission and has been developed and supported with Creative Scotland, The Work Room, Dance Base, Project X, Dance House Glasgow, and ‘AMPS’ (Jerwood Charitable Foundation / Nick Anderson).

Grin presented by Various Dance Artists in association with Project X, a Tramway commission

Tramway (Glasgow) | 13th-14th October 2017, 7pm | Preview 13th October 2017 at 7pm

Developed and choreographed by: Mele Broomes

Performed by: Mele Broomes, Divine Tasinda, and Lebe Sinanduku

Sound Design by Patricia Panther, Costume design by Zephyr Liddell & Lighting Design by Alberto Santos Bellido

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