Choosing a degree in an artistic practice has equipped me with a creative mindset that transfers with ease into my professional life. Graduating in a pandemic required a resilience and adaptability that I carry forward in whatever role I assume. I have also developed a keen eye for technological creativity, marketing and website design. The cultural world is intertwined with community outreach, inclusivity and sustainability. I feel strongly about affiliating myself with companies that embed these ideas into their ethos. The disorienting nature of the present day has meant that art workers are having to reskill, and I am keen to supplement my training with administrative experience, content curation and public relations. ARTIST BIO Newcastle born, London based dance artist Rebecca Douglass is exploring her place in the chaotic yet exciting world of movement and new media art. She completed her BA (Hons) at London Contemporary Dance School and was the recipient of the 2020 Principal’s Award. During this time, she found inspiration working with creators such as Leah Marojevic, Seke Chimutengwende, Leila McMillan, Florence Peake and Eve Stainton. She is curious to unpick how training in movement can support ventures into other versions of herself as a curator, writer and researcher. In March 2020, she curated ‘COME/CLICK TO SEE’, an evening of multidisciplinary artwork at Muxima, a micro-performance cafe in East London. She is currently a member of The Fearless Artist’s ‘Young Curators Programme 2021’. Collaboration is central to her practice; negotiating themes from multiple artistic perspectives and absorbing new skills along the way. She has enjoyed working with filmmakers Isaac Bebbington and Ayano Kamiyama, Themselves Collective, musician Lucy Mair and DJ/ sound artist Jake Burgess- a regular collaborator in Rebecca’s work. Always keen to experiment across disciplines herself, Rebecca has intertwined dance with installation, tapestry making, text and (in the case of erms?) digital art and filmmaking. erms? marks a shift in her interest. Made amidst the pandemic, the themes of absurdity, existential questioning, cyberself and feminism are embedding themselves into Rebecca’s fascination, settling in for future projects.
- Nowhere Near LandChoreographer of a short dance film as part of a moving image collaboration with graphic design students from Central Saint Martins. Using the concept of Voyeurism, workshopped with the dancers to create bodily reactions to watching and being watched, as well as camera angles that reflected these dualities. https://vimeo.com/394617822
- erms?A satirical duet based around the absurdity of life, lockdown and digital potential. Live-streamed in semi-quarantine. The piece has become a study of Glitch Feminism, a manifesto by Legacy Russell that explores the multiple selves that we become in the digital era, and is being reworked into a dance film. https://www.facebook.com/980941268728740/videos/307642537184284
- TIGHTPart of a third year 'Interarts' module at LCDS. A three hour installation performance in a gallery set-up. This piece involved the gradual building of a 96" by 240" tapestry that hung suspended off the ground. This was a feminist work, supported by a passage of prose published online. https://rebeccadouglass.cargo.site/TIGHT-2020
Projects credited in
- On and OnOn and On (2018) An experimental film which explores the conflicting and complicated relationship between man and nature by combining a contemporary dance performance and an abstract film. Awards: Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2018, Semifinalist, Category: Fine Art - Video Editing/Post Production
Children and Young People’s Inclusive Activities AssistantNew Hope North East
Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomPart Time
Lead online workshops in dance to children with Special Educational Needs and their families. Attended youth group meetings and conferences with parents to help develop an effective programme of activities.
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First Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary DanceLondon Contemporary Dance School
London, United Kingdom
First Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance, London Contemporary Dance School; 2017-2020 (Qualifying Nov 2020) (Dance CV can be provided upon request)
London Contemporary Dance School Principal's AwardLondon Contemporary Dance SchoolThe LCDS Principal's Award is in recognition of outstanding contribution to the school. Awarded the prize in 2020 to honour my active role in the LCDS Feminist Society, as Student Representative and as Student Ambassador.