“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”
- Albert Einstein
To inspire creative movement Emily draws from a range of artistic stimuli, often in the form of photography and that which captures patterns in nature.
She finds that many elements of dance, such as size, shape, projection and orientation are regularly reflected in our surroundings, be that natural or man made.
Using the environment and other artistic stimulus to springboard into dance enables greater range of expression and presents intriguing choreographic possibilities.
In 2018 Emily choreographed a piece using images by photographer Andreas Gursky, and explored his composition of aggregate states - a structure formed by a mass of fragments loosely compacted together.
“I’m not interested in the particular place but what it says about the world today”
- Andreas Gursky