PAST SHOWS in 2021

FAME GAME- MERCURIAL DANCE

I have been waiting for a few months to announce this exciting project with Mercurial Dance.
Introducing FAME GAME

The story so far…
There’s something amiss behind the scenes of a new TV talent show, Fame Game. Unlock the clues, solve the puzzles and uncover the mystery behind this site-specific escape hunt across Birmingham city centre.

A fantastic day out with friends or family. Have you got what it takes to be the true star of the show?

I portrayed Natascha:
A prima ballerina who grew up in Norway, Natascha’s effortless blend of ballet with contemporary elements leaves the audience – and judges – breathless every time.

You can get your tickets via: https://famegame.tv/
The last dates to solve the puzzle and complete the escape hunt are:
Sat, Oct 16th
Sun, Oct 17th

Thank you so much to all the team for your amazing work over the days we spent together. You truly made this experience wonderful and it was an honour for me to play the ‘cold’ yet misunderstood Natascha.

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Suzy Homemaker at Leeds Art Gallery Fri 20th August

I am so excited to announce my upcoming shows of Suzy Homemaker at Leeds Art Gallery. This performance is FREE to attend and is a family friendly version of the solo. It will be interactive with the art work and performed 4 times across the day.

Highlight video link of my performances on the day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VunoCRqvnt8

“Erica Mulkern presents her new solo work ‘Suzy Homemaker‘.

The term “Suzy Homemaker” is used as a derisive reference to any woman with habits linked to stereotypical domestic activities traditionally done by women. Suzy Homemaker was a line of miniature functional toy household appliances produced by Topper Toys, and launched in 1966. It taught girls how to be the perfect housewife, just like their mother.
In this performance we see women throughout history trapped in a role they did not ask for, they had no choice. Domestic Bliss quickly turns into a distorted nightmare.

Dates: Fri 20th August
Venue: Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA
Time: 11-11.30am, 12-12.30pm, 1-1.30pm & 2-2.30pm
Price: FREE
Choreographer/Performer: Erica Mulkern
Costume designer: Amelia Sierevogel
Props: The House of Foxy
Music:
Bolero composed by Maurice Ravel. (Performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra)
El dia que me quieras composed by Carlos Gardel. (Performed by Bert Alink)
Dinheiro haja composed by J. Vesta. (Performed by Banda do Corpo de Bombeiros do Rio de Janeiro)
Roses of Picardy composed by Haydn Wood. (Performed by Colonne Orchestra)

Erica would like to thank Abinitio School of Dance, Kala Sangam, Leeds Art Gallery, The Dance Studio Leeds, Tim Walker and Yorkshire Dance for their support and guidance for this performance.

Poster designed by Avneet Cheema. Photos by bravelittleisland at Durham Fringe Festival, Nicola Chippendale and Pete Marsh MBE at Vines Art House.”

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Suzy Homemaker at Durham Fringe Festival Summer 2021

I am delighted to announce my upcoming shows of Suzy Homemaker at Durham Fringe Festival.

“Erica Mulkern presents her new solo work ‘Suzy Homemaker‘.

The term “Suzy Homemaker” is used as a derisive reference to any woman with habits linked to stereotypical domestic activities traditionally done by women. Suzy Homemaker was a line of miniature functional toy household appliances produced by Topper Toys, and launched in 1966. It taught girls how to be the perfect housewife, just like their mother.
In this performance we see women throughout history trapped in a role they did not ask for, they had no choice. Domestic Bliss quickly turns into a distorted nightmare.

Dates: 28th, 29th, 30th July & 1st Aug
Venue: St Chad’s College Garden, 18 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3RH
Time: Between 14.30-16.00pm
Ticket Link: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/durhamfringefestival/book/event/140614
Choreographer/Performer: Erica Mulkern
Costume designer: Amelia Sierevogel
Props: The House of Foxy
Music:
Bolero composed by Maurice Ravel. (Performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra)
El dia que me quieras composed by Carlos Gardel. (Performed by Bert Alink)
Dinheiro haja composed by J. Vesta. (Performed by Banda do Corpo de Bombeiros do Rio de Janeiro)
Roses of Picardy composed by Haydn Wood. (Performed by Colonne Orchestra)

Erica would like to thank Abinitio School of Dance, Durham Fringe Festival, Kala Sangam, The Dance Studio Leeds, Tim Walker and Yorkshire Dance for their support and guidance for this performance.

Poster designed by Avneet Cheema. Photos by Nicola Chippendale and Pete Marsh MBE at Vines Art House.”

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Open Source Arts Livestream Performance of Suzy Homemaker. Sun 1st Aug 2021, 7pm (BST)

Suzy Homemaker is live on your screen! There is a livestream show at Open Source Arts as part of their Affordable Theatre Programme. Thank you so much for the amazing opportunity.

Sun 1st Aug at 7pm via livestream. You can donate as little as £1 to watch the show! Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/533695514481883/?active_tab=about

Website link: https://opensourcearts.co.uk/event/suzyhomemaker/…

“SUZY HOMEMAKER BY ERICA MULKERN:

(Content Awareness: discussion of miscarriage.)

We’re very excited to present Suzy Homemaker from emerging Leeds based performance artist and dancer Erica Mulkern as the next show in the Affordable Theatre Programme! The show is supported by LeedsInspired funding and will be livestreaming out on the 1st of August at 7pm.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

The term “Suzy Homemaker” is used as a derisive reference to any woman with habits linked to stereotypical domestic activities traditionally done by women. Suzy Homemaker was a line of miniature functional toy household appliances produced by Topper Toys, and launched in 1966. It taught girls how to be the perfect housewife, just like their mother.

In this performance we see women throughout history trapped in a role they did not ask for, they had no choice. Domestic Bliss quickly turns into a distorted nightmare.

ABOUT OPEN SOURCE ARTS:

Open Source Arts supports emerging grassroots artists to take their shows to the next level- providing space, resources, facilities, expertise, and knowledge.

WHERE THE FUNDS GO:

All proceeds are split between the artist and the venue to help make the arts sustainable for all involved. Your support enables Erica to be paid properly for the work and time they have spent creating and performing the show, meaning that they can continue to create, develop and continue to be a practicing professional artist in Leeds. Your contribution will cover the costs that Open Source Arts pay to continue to support grassroots artists, by giving them a space to perform, with all heating, bills and insurance costs associated with that. The funds will go to the expertise of the team behind the scenes enabling this show to be broadcast at top level quality with video and sound technicians, admin and marketing which are all essential in putting a show together. This enables us to do the same again for artists in the future! Any amount you’re able to contribute is really gratefully received.

SUPPORTING THE ARTS:

Thank you very much for your collaboration by helping us pay the artists involved in producing this event! A diversity of funding models creates more resilience in the sustainability and future of the arts. Through this alternative route where each of us contributes what we can – we all help to strengthen the artistic community in Leeds, create more opportunities for artists, and help to make the arts more sustainable for everyone! Thank you for helping to keep the cultural sector in Leeds alive and well!”

Image by Pete Marsh MBE at Vines Art House

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FUNDING ALERT

I am still in shock to announce this but… I have received funding for my first ever solo work; Trauma and me; a frank conversation.

I am looking forward to diving into this process- wish me luck!

Livestream performance link of the show:

https://youtu.be/P4Db3h_8pok


My first performance is Thurs 15th Apr at 8.30pm (the event starts at 8pm so please do tune in, it is FREE!)
Theatre Mix @ Home is a live-streamed performance night featuring scripted, devised, spoken word, cabaret, music & more. We’re open minded!
All performers will be live-streaming from their own homes and the night will feature a combination of work (and work-in-progress) from artists and creatives.
It’s being live-streamed from YouTube and will be completely free.
Date: 15/04/2021
Time: 8pm (running time approx 1hr)
Our YouTube channel where you will find us on the night: https://bit.ly/3gztK3S
Grab yourself a treat, pull up a couch cushion and enjoy some local creative talents.
This event has been made possible by funding from The Society for Theatre Research, Arts Council England Project Grants and support from The GAP Arts Project.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/254562116322070/


TRIGGER WARNING: My solo will explore (sensitively) themes such as; miscarriage, pregnancy, r*pe, domestic violence. If you are unsure if this would be for you but would like to watch please do send me a message and I can talk through how the performance will work and be laid out.

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Constella OperaBallet ‘Spin a Tale’ online premiere, 8th May 2021


Link to the performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fyXYcgFWSI
On the 8th May 2021, in partnership with Darley Abbey Day 2021, a collection of performance videos will be released to the public, alongside a trail of oversized bobbins and bunting made by local residents, threaded throughout the village. Free tickets for the premiere are available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/spin-a-tale-tickets…

Photos by Ray Gumbley, for Constella OperaBallet’s ‘Spin a Tale’, both commissioned by the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.


Team: Alice Bezant, Leo Geyer, Sarah Louise B. Kristiansen, Sebastian Freeburn, Bryony Harrison, Bethan Smith, Erica Mulkern and Rebecca Stead.

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ASHFIELD VIRTUAL ARTS FESTIVAL- TRAUMA AND ME; A FRANK CONVERSATION 29TH-31ST MAY 2021

I am delighted to announce that my solo work ‘Trauma and me; a frank conversation’ will be performed as a part of Ashfield Virtual Arts Festival between 29th-31st May. Tickets are free and can be obtained via this link: https://www.stream-park.co.uk/event-details/ashfield-arts-festival

Here is further information about what the virtual festival will contain:
“Ashfield Virtual Arts Festival celebrates the arts, the people and heritage of Ashfield. The festival offers a vibrant and diverse range of art events, ranging from performances, crafts, poetry, storytelling and more!
Explore the various events throughout the park, such as, The Byron and Ada Lovelace stage. Here you can watch performances from poets, musicians, actors and dancers throughout the festival. Take a look at The Hidden valley’s gallery and see the beautiful art work from painters, sculptures, photographers and more! Spend some time at the Lindley’s Mill workshop tent to watch tutorials on all things crafty. Learn about the wonderful heritage of Ashfield in the Annesley hall and old church site. If you enjoy meeting others and connecting with local creatives, it’ll be work visiting the Miners wheel chat area for a virtual social.
We’ve also had some press release by the Mansfield chad who got in touch to amplify the festival and showcasing some of the artists involved.” https://www.chad.co.uk/news/people/call-for-mansfield-and-ashfield-artists-writers-and-creatives-for-virtual-festival-3226034?fbclid=IwAR24qyJXCZJADeNSz_d_BQWrd2YMH1UIvwiWrwHB_F3YtL3FQlnUg2DxakE

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MEDEA INSIDE LIVESTREAM (14TH, 15TH AND 16TH MAY)

Photo by Eleanor Wheatley

Finally able to announce the release of MEDEA INSIDE (keep reading for the livestream details below)

In February 2020 I was cast as Medea in a live dance/theatre performance. I couldn’t wait to get started. The pandemic pushed our show back, and back and you guessed it, back again- until it was no longer possible. As a team we adapted the show to be made into an online film with the brilliant guidance of Dionysia Bouzioti.

Medea is a character that allowed me to tap into my Greek heritage and I am honoured to portray this wild and unworldly woman. She is misunderstood by many in the theatre/philosophy community. She is called a ‘beast’ a ‘murderer’ an ‘unfit mother’. This show shines a light on who she really is, underneath it all. It is raw, uncomfortable and fitting for the current climate. Thank you Medea, you’ve always been a part of me. It’s time I share your story.

“The film will be streamed on 14th, 15th and 16th May
19.00-20.00 UK
21.00-22.00 GR
TICKETS
6.50 GBP Students and Unwaged
8.50 GBP General Admission
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/medea-inside-tickets-151387491061?fbclid=IwAR1ovChzDt0horWOKikbVf-Sva6MA_Y4RYiJfhzlSMX27xwsL5OvtidBtWA
https://www.facebook.com/events/758631441430423

MEDEA INSIDE is a hybrid film adaptation of Euripides’ most famous tragedy focusing on the concepts of suffering, imprisonment, and violence.
MEDEA INSIDE was due to be performed on stage in June 2020, yet the pandemic hit and it is now reinvented in a hybrid online film for your screen. Non-professional equipment, cameras operated by the performers themselves or their housemates, interiors of their private spaces and family houses construct a very private ‘backstage’ world of a Medea created amidst a global pandemic. Scattered across the world, the cast was directed remotely by Dionysia Bouzioti.

The film is extraordinary given the circumstances it was created and the quality of work behind it, but it deserves even more attention as it examines the inner reality of the suffering body. Based on Euripides’ atrocious tragedy, MEDEA INSIDE narrates the emotional journey of Medea as embodied by three women, thus giving experiential agency to the Chorus as her societal reflection. The film draws parallels with our recent (or current) reality of imprisonment and isolation, as well as the increase of domestic violence against women during the extended lockdowns.

Available to diverse audiences! The production does not use speech to communicate, but body presence and movement as a universal language.
A low-budget home filmed gem of postmodern textures, original sound, and great suspense not to be missed! We advise you to use your headphones for a better experience!

Any donations would be deeply appreciated to cover the filmmaking costs and keep us going! Please visit the ticket link to donate or contact us for details.
Thank you for supporting us! Enjoy MEDEA INSIDE at the comfort of your home!

You can follow us on FB: @dbartprojects
Instagram: @resilience_company
E-mail: diabouzio@gmail.com or companyresilience@gmail.com”

Cast/production team: Dionysia Bouzioti, Merveille Nsumbu, Natalia Lesińska, Tim C Huang, Emily Raven-Baker, Erica Mulkern, Gabriele Bonotto, Jenny Skinner, Georgie Gillespie & Vasilis Georgakopoulos

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Collaboration performance with Desmond Clarke in Partnership with The Arc Project


Link to the performance: https://youtu.be/OeLWcl55tcA
Desmond Clarke and I have been working together throughout the lockdowns in partnership with The Arc Project to create our first work together. You can see our piece premiering LIVE on the 16th April at 7:30pm BST.

“Introducing our third Cross-Medium Collaborations pair: Desmond Clarke and Erica Mulkern.

Desmond Clarke
Desmond Clarke (b. 1989) is a composer, improviser and visual artist from the North of England. His work explores the relationships between physicality, systematisation and perception, and often focuses on the sensual (or sensory) experience of listening or performing.
His work has been widely performed and exhibited, and he has been lucky enough to collaborate with a number of world class musicians, including the Arditti Quartet, Cikada and Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Instagram: des_r_clarke
Website: desmondclarke.com

Erica Mulkern
Erica Mulkern MA is a professional dancer, teacher, choreographer and mentor based in West Yorkshire, UK. She is currently a dancer with Balbir Singh Dance Company and Northern Dance.
She trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance where she received a First Class Hons Degree and the Carolyn Woolridge Prize for highest performance marks. She also gained a Distinction in an MA in Contemporary Dance. Prior to this she completed the Foundation Course at NSCD with a Distinction.
During her time as a professional dancer she has worked with Black Box Dance Company in Denmark, Balbir Singh, Maxine Fell, Jana Bitterová, The Hexagon Collective, Dionysia Bouzioti, Tina Tarpgaard, Jason Mabana, Marie Brolin-Tani, Steph Giles, Joseph Reay-Reid, Jacob Stage, Melody Putu, Alexander Michael, Lila Naruse and Gerry Turvey. Other choreographers she has worked with include: Jos Baker, Laila Diallo, Vanessa Grasse, Lila Dance, Gemma Harrison and Gwen Rakotovao.
Outside of dance Erica enjoys interacting with dogs, baking, reading and stroking other people’s dogs.”

Cover image by Josh Hawkins for NSCD

Ελληνική Κληρονομιά

My heritage has always been a source of pride and confusion. Too loud to be ‘British’. Too polite to be ‘Greek’. My whole life I wanted to fit in these boxes of ‘Greek’ and ‘British’. Finally after many years I understood that the happiness I feel when I talk about my Greek heritage makes me Greek. And the satisfaction I get having a cup of tea after a long day makes me British! My Mother is my best friend, my rock, my universe. Without her I would be lost into the darkness. Ελληνική κληρονομιά is a tribute to her and the wonderful stories she told me about Greece as a child.

Performed, choreographed and edited by Erica Mulkern

Voiceover by Rebecca Papadopoulou

Videography by Imran Mirza

With thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Greek & Greek-Cypriot Gastronomy in London and Eyes Wide Open UK. With thanks to National Lottery Players. This video was created for the Greek and Greek Cypriot Gastronomy in London project, which explores the culinary heritage of the Greek and Greek Cypriot communities in London, through art and oral history interviews. A publication will be launched soon, stay tuned for more information.

UPCOMING SHOWS 2022

PAST SHOWS IN 2022

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SUZY HOMEMAKER, TUES 17TH MAY AS A PART OF LANCASHIRE FRINGE FESTIVAL

Photo by Derwood Pamphilon

I am delighted to announce an upcoming performance of Suzy Homemaker in Lancashire Fringe Festival!

Where?
The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JP
When?
Tues 17th May, 8pm
Price?
FREE!

Link to see the other acts:

https://enjoyshow.co.uk/…/lancashire-fringe-festival…/

#lancsfringe

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SUZY HOMEMAKER, LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE, FRI 25TH MARCH 2022

Delighted to announce that Suzy Homemaker will be performed at Lawrence Batley Theatre on Fri 25th March 2022.
I remember receiving the ‘What’s On’ programmes from LBT as a young child up until the end of my training at NSCD. My mum and I would mark the pages of all the shows we were interested in and book tickets to watch them.
It was always one of my dreams to have a show at LBT or to perform there. Finally it has come true.
What makes it even more special is that it’s a show that means so much to me. I have big aspirations for the future of Suzy Homemaker and for this to happen so early in the process (looking at a projected 4 year journey for the show) is honestly unbelievable. I am so grateful for all of the support I have received and a huge thanks to all of the team at LBT for supporting local artists and taking the time to listen to my ideas and provide support and studio space.
As if this opportunity couldn’t get any better, when I opened the programme I saw one of my closest friends Shawn Addison who is a dancer with Phoenix Dance Theatre featured in the programme too. Shawn has been a huge believer and support throughout my career and training, I am so proud of him and what he has achieved through hard work and perseverance.

Info about the show:
Fri 25th March 2022, Lawrence Batley Theatre. 7.45-8.55pm including a post show discussion.
Book tickets here:
https://www.thelbt.org/what-s-on/dance/suzy-homemaker/

Image by Derwood Pamphilon

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SUZY HOMEMAKER AS A PART OF TRIPLE BILL SNAPSHOT, SUN 28TH MARCH 2022

SHOW ALERT!
Come and see Suzy Homemaker as a part of a triple bill ‘SnapShot’.
When? MON 28TH MARCH at 8PM
Where? Drama Studio, Sheffield
Price? £8 Full / £6 Concessions / £6 UoS Students & Staff
Ticket link: https://performancevenues.group.shef.ac.uk/event/snapshot/

More info:
An evening of new work extracts from the Enable US resident companies and artists
Innovative new dance, musical theatre and contemporary performance, showcasing our three resident companies’ brand new works. Featuring contemporary magician and circus side-show artist Tom Cassani’s Show of Hands, which will explore what memories our hands hold, what choices they make and why. We’ll also see extracts from leo&hyde’s acapella musical biopic Galileo- complete with beatboxers, dance breaks and spectacular harmonies. Finally, dancer Erica Mulkern will be presenting her new work Suzy Homemaker, which explores women throughout history, trapped in roles they did not ask for.
A unique opportunity to take a glimpse at three explosive and thought-provoking new theatre works fresh out of the box. This evening will also include a free ‘In Conversation With’ discussion with the artists after the show, where you will get the chance to deepen your understanding of the artists’ fascinating processes.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND FUNDING FOR SUZY HOMEMAKER

I am delighted to announce that I have received funding from Arts Council England for ‘Suzy Homemaker‘.

This will be for a R&D period over the next few weeks to dive into the work even further.

None of this would be possible without the support from my amazing team:

Producer: Callum Holt

Movement/Rehearsal Director: Stefania Pinato

Choreographic Collaborator: Jenny Skinner

Dramaturg: Jen Nevin

Historical Consultant: Harriet Bradbury


Thank you to Kala Sangam, Enable Us Project and The Dance Studio Leeds for your support over the past few months, we are looking forward to using your studios!


Can’t wait for our outreach work with: University of Sheffield through Enable Us Project, Here Together with Displace Yourself Theatre, Origin Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Lauren Faye School of Dance.

Suzy Homemaker is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Suzy Homemaker- The Film

It is finally here, Suzy Homemaker- The Film

The link to the full film:

The term ‘Suzy Homemaker’ is used as a derisive reference to any woman with habits linked to stereotypical domestic activities traditionally done by women. Suzy Homemaker was a line of miniature functional toy household appliances produced by Topper Toys, and launched in 1966. It taught girls how to be the perfect housewife, just like their mother. In this film we see women throughout history trapped in a role they did not ask for, they had no choice. Domestic Bliss quickly turns into a distorted nightmare. Let’s meet the characters!

Susannah is a young socialite in the late Edwardian era. 
Suzy is a 1950’s housewife that is quite strange… 
Ms. S. is a Burlesque performer from the late 1920’s early 1930’s.

Performer and Choreographer: Erica Mulkern

Videographer and Post Production: Adam Redmond

Sound Design: Maja Palser

Costume Designer: Amelia Sierevogel

Edited by: Erica Mulkern

This film has taken approximately 200 hours to create from storyboarding, costume design, post production and rehearsals etc. It was a big part of Erica’s vision for Suzy Homemaker- The Film to be free for all to view but this does have minor consequences. The team are currently working unfunded and deserve to be paid for their efforts. If you enjoyed the film please donate anything you can via the GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/fundraising-for-suzy-homemaker-the-film

Thank you so much from the whole team.

Social Media Links:

Erica:

Website: http://ericamulkern.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erica.mulkern

Twitter: @EricaMulkern

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ericamulkern/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericamulkern/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfePlUy-h_ZZCAXzMrURxUw

Adam:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adam.redmond.733

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamredphoto/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWJaZQLp2THcYehYV5OyHQ

Maja:

Website: www.majapalsermusic.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiidPHwPteXiv21a8uPfmAA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/majapalsercomposer

Amelia:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativedoll95/

You can find out about the upcoming shows of Suzy Homemaker via this link:

https://ericamulkern.com/2021/07/11/upcoming-shows-2021/

Social Media Campaign designed by Avneet Cheema.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/avsinghart/

Website: https://avsinghart.co.uk/

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AvsinghartStudio?ref=shop_sugg

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjryM9PYCCdIp9N6OzJbM2Q

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/avneet-cheema-924498205/

ANNOUNCEMENT: Resident Artist with Enable Us Project 21/22

I am thrilled to announce that I will be a resident artist with Enable Us Project 21/22.

I will continue to expand my solo work ‘Suzy Homemaker‘ as well as do outreach work.

“With thanks to Arts Council England we have been able to expand our planned Artist Support offer from two resident companies to four. They are: dancer Erica Mulkern, performance artist Tom Cassani, contemporary dance company Joss Arnott Dance, and musical theatre partnership leo&hyde.

The Enable Us Project was started in 2017. It provides a platform within the University of Sheffield Performance Venues to bring audiences, artists and the University community together to experience, inspire and be inspired by performances that stimulate thought and broaden understanding, as well as providing access to workshops, training and development. Our artistic programme encourages opportunities for students at the University of Sheffield to work alongside professional arts practitioners, to develop their own creativity and to grow as individuals. We also aim to develop work based learning programmes and internships within the cultural and creative professions.”

Enable Us Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/EnableUsProject/

https://twitter.com/EnableUsProject

https://www.instagram.com/enableusproject/

Enable Us Residency Artists/Companies:

https://performancevenues.group.shef.ac.uk/about-us/enable-us/resident-companies/

Joss Arnott: http://jossarnottdance.com/the-company/

Tom Cassani: http://www.metalculture.com/artists-area/tom-cassani/

leo&hyde: https://www.leoandhyde.com/about.html

Photo by Nicola Chippendale at Vines Art House

Medea: Chorus 410-445 Video

Check out this lovely little clip of ‘Medea’ that I was a part of and edited: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUaqb-EXFf0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1hxgEyfsEROuoCHGdLsugYPSoxXtOXitqixurNXrnQAtxlLi5d6SoNtE0

Proud to announce we won the 2nd place among 40 US entries with an extract (Chorus, 410-445) from Medea for the Out of Chaos competition, which is supported by the Center for Hellenic Studies at the University of Harvard, the Society for Classical Studies, BADA and the Classical Association.

This short film was created in less than 10 days, directed remotely in lockdown and in lack of professional equipment.

Many thanks to all the unseen heroes who supported us all the way through, as well as Tim C Huang, Mikołaj Flis, Natalia Lesińska.

Director/Producer:

Dionysia Bouzioti

Co-creators/Cast

(order of appearance):

Medea Erica Mulkern

Chorus Emily Raven-Baker

Chorus Georgie Gillespie

Glafkie Jenny Skinner

Producer:

Merveille Nsumbu

Video Editor:

Erica Mulkern

Sound, Cover & Technical Support:

Gabriele Bonotto

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First Light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CdCr6ErANc

First Light

A collaboration between myself, Kenny Ip and Jon Gegelman. This was such a fun shoot at 5am in a derelict car park! I would really appreciate it if you could check it out and whilst you’re there why not subscribe? I am going to be posting more content soon including an exciting update about a partnership between myself and a wonderful charity. Stay tuned to find out more information soon.

Cover image by https://www.revu.photography/

Homemade Cocoa, Coconut and Peanut Butter Nakd Bars

Dear Reader,

I discovered a new lovely treat! Find it below:

  • ½ cup dried dates
  • ½ cup almond meal (or almonds)
  • 3 Tbsp sultanas
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tsp boiling water
  • Peanut butter (small amount)
  • 2 tsp desiccated coconut unsweetened

Method

  1. Combine dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse until a fine consistency and no lumps of dried fruit remain
  2. Add ½ a tsp of boiling water at a time and blitz together
  3. Shape into balls/bars as desired and with each serving add a small amount of peanut butter that acts as a binding agent
  4. Wrap in cling film
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge