Emily works in a capacity that develops dance in the wider cultural sector, facilitating dance experiences and creating opportunities for dance engagement.
She has a special interest in offering dance to people who are disadvantaged, and strives to take it into unexplored contexts where it has potential to affect significant change. She promotes dance for all, and works hard to remove barriers that prevent participation.
Dance is a fundamental component of our society which encourages interaction and human connection. As a powerful form of communication, it is an effective tool for social development which Emily has explored with, and independently of, dance organisations.
These images are from a production called Is This a Waste Land? which invites audiences onto disused urban sites to question space, waste and belonging. Created by Charlotte Spencer Projects, Emily worked with Charlotte to tour the piece in 2017, stimulating thoughts and discussions about our rapidly changing urban landscapes and people’s sense of community.
Photos by Emily Jenkins