Ti Fi Ni - You Me Us
Created during the national lockdown spanning both 2020-21. Residents from Port Talbot and the surrounding areas came together to celebrate the place that we call home. An intergenerational project supported by Arts Council Wales alongside local schools and organisations.
Also featured is a short poem, written by Sylvester Bamkole and Emily Robinson and delivered by Rosie Sheehy, named 'Cross over place'.
Choreographic direction: Emily Robinson
Tutorials led by: Osian Meilir and Emily Robinson
Composer: Alex Paton
Editing: Alice Underwood
Voice over: Rosie Sheehy
With special thanks to County Youth Dance Company (CYDC), Ysgol Cwm Brombil, Solar Dance
I am fascinated as I watch my father nurturing and caring for his plants in the way in which a parent would care for their young. Feeding, watering and protecting them. As I watch him, I wish too to be cared for and to offer my arms in return. To hold him, support him and care for him.
Awarded one of three grants from Groundwork Pro Cardiff in May 2020 and mentored by Kimberley Harvey. Click below for the full video and visit our blog to find out more about the process.
BURY ME IN
Emily was the invited choreographer for the 2020 Performance and Repertoire module at the University of Roehampton.
The commissioned choreography involved five talented third year dancers and focused on our dual personalities as people and dancers. The work is humorous and thought-provoking as the dancers contemplate when their time has come, how they would like to be remembered.
Emily was Footprint Dance Festival's 2019 Choreographic commissioned artist.
Emily worked closely with the seven Roehampton dance students to create a short piece which was performed on the opening night of the festival.
Root Under questioned the societal understanding of a woman's purpose being primarily for child birth. We reframed this to look at our ability as women to plant, grow and nurture creativity and art and how we needn't look at ourselves purely as a vessel for repopulation.
Root Under was supported by close friend and artist Harriet Roberts.
RobDance commission in partnership with Orange Banana for Ry Jones Music.
Video to be released this year.