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

UPCOMING OPEN CLASSES AND EVENTS 2023

3 PRE-RECORDED CLASSES WITH LIFETIME ACCESS

You asked and I delivered! 3 pre-recorded classes (2 stretch & 1 body conditioning).

1 stretch focused on splits, oversplits, hip flexibility and box splits. 1 stretch focused on hamstring, Ballet and back flexibility. 1 body conditioning class that is a full body workout with no equipment needed.

You can get all 3 classes with LIFETIME access at £12 (£4 each) or if you want just one class out of the bundle it is £5 for an individual class (still with lifetime access).

50% of the proceeds are going towards South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association and the other 50% is being put towards match funding/studio hire for my new solo work ‘Suzy Homemaker’.

For further information please text/email 07504633211 ericamulkern1414@gmail.com
https://www.syeda.org.uk/

Cover image by Derwood Pamphilon

SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE TUITION 2022

Hello all! I have some slots available for private tuition in ballet, contemporary and lyrical styles. I am based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire but I have my own transport so can come to you easily. I have good connections to studios in Huddersfield and Brighouse but I am also happy to do home visits (if you have enough space of course!)

There is no limit on age or ability, you just need to have a passion for dance!
Please call/text 07504633211 or E-Mail ericamulkern1414@gmail.com with any enquiries you may have.
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Cover image by Simon Walker

‘Weaving the Future’ at Saltaire Festival

https://saltairefestival.co.uk/weaving-the-future-landmark-exhibition-at-salts-mill/
Very excited to be a part of this! Check out the link for more information 😊
13th-22nd Sept 11am-4pm
Every Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm until 20th October
An exhibition of photography and film by Tim Smith & Chris Squire with performance by Balbir Singh Dance Company & Gradient Dance Company.

“Weaving the Future is a stunning new exhibition commissioned by the 2019 Saltaire Festival. It combines photography, film and performance to explore how the innovative spirit that once powered the textile industry is alive and well, as textile technologies are transformed for the 21st century. It will be staged at the iconic Salts Mill as the flagship arts event of the annual festival, now in its 17th year.”

A Short Journey Into Folded Space Performance 2019

A Short Journey Into Folded Space
Link to the full piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQoJc3x6oRI
The Team:
Concept, Direction & Production: Studio Biscoe
Choreographer & Co-Producer: Jana Bitterova
Co-Producer: Benjamin Goodway
Original Music Composition: Anthony Fiumara
Dancers: Maitane Sarralde Ussia, Bruno Ramri, Laia Mora, Erica Mulkern, Paula Carmona Jimenez and Margherita Bergamo
Visual Art, Scenography & Technology: Studio Biscoe
Lighting: Matthew Tyler 
Barcelona Network Support: Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo
Barcelona Audio Visual Support: Pedro Lorente Adamuz, Fco Javier Iglesias and Gracia Alicia de Manuel Lozano.
Birmingham Network Support: Anthony Ryan
Birmingham Audio Visual Support: ICC
Recording Musicians: AMPA Saxophone Ensemble
Conductor: Andreas van Zoelen
Supported by: Jisc; Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC); Barcelona Musuem of Contemporary Art (MACBA); Fundación Epica, Badalona; Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA), Tilburg; Associação Desportiva e Cultural da Raposeira.

Upcoming Performances 2019

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

So excited to say that my solo ‘Les Noces’ inspired by Preljocaj will be revived and performed at Transcend Collective Platform on Saturday 19th October in Hebden Bridge. This solo will always have a special place in my heart and the issues of forced underage marriages is an issue I will passionately fight against for the rest of my life. ALSO this is my first time EVER performing as a solo artist not under a company name or choreographer. I am sure I will learn a lot from this experience.

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I am honoured to be performing in tribute shows to the Olympic Champion and skating legend John Curry.

“The Creative Spirit of John Curry”. Booking information:
for Billingham shows 16/17th August:
01642 551381 (Forum Ice Arena), 01642 553220 (Festival Office)
http://www.billinghamfestival.co.uk/store (book online)

For Sheffield Ice Show on Tuesday, 20th August at 7.30 pm
Tickets: http://www.sivtickets.com
Box office tel no. 0114 223 3777

(With Balbir Singh Dance Company, Mark Hanretty, Yebin Mok, Abirami Eswar, Erica Mulkern, Eliot Smith Dance, Kali Chandrasegaram, Jenny & Ricardo Oria and Ninka Ulanova)
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/dance-festival-to-pay-tribute-to-iceskating-star-john-curry-38295090.html