Kate has been invited to present her solo work Airplane of Flowers at Innovations Platform as part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 this August. Innovations will present week-long series of micro-platforms, each presenting a range of dance works by professional practitioners and companies.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival, which in 2018 spanned 25 days and featured more than 55,000 performances of 3,548 different shows in 317 venues. However, the costs of taking work on a Fringe show in 2019 is no easy feat.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019- Innovations Dance Platform
Monday 19th - Saturday 24th August 2019 | 18:30
Fringe Venue 236 | Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh
The £1000 will provide Kate and Dance Artists Abbi the support to take Airplane of Flowers to Edinburgh and facilitate the rehearsals to prepare for our performances.
We have no other funding or support at this point to elevate this amazing opportunity, we are trying to find this through our crowdfunder and most importantly provide a performance fee and cover travel expenses to Edinburgh for Abbi and the Set.
we need your support to
- Rehearse ready for our performances.
- Offer support to rehearse and perform the Solo
- Cover Travel expenses to and from Edinburgh
- Offer support towards Accommodation costs for a week in Edinburgh
Kate is a well established Dance Artist and has worked extensively with Contemporary Dance Theatre companies and choreographers Nationally.
Her own work is now at the forefront of her focus and most recently she has been busy with Airplane of Flowers a new solo recently created and commissioned for LEAP festival hosted by Merseyside Dance Initiative 2018. Devised in collaboration with new graduate Abbi Henderson, the work is based around a female protagonist, the solo story-tells and dances with emotional impact. Abbi is a really warm and friendly person and we captured this in the solo.
We want the solo to speak to audiences and people who don’t know Dance or Theatre but who can resonate with the issues we are focusing on in the work.
Kate's work looks at Contemporary issues over-looked by society, in this solo we have focused on a female perspective and taken a small stand against the storm of violence against women and children in terrorism. We have identified with the need now to hold tighter to our understanding of community and oneness as folk in unity. The solo celebrates the innocence of life, the great social part of being human, and our ability to connect and love. It is recognition of our strength to survive and recover.
Airplane of Flowers looks at the impact of trauma and the effects of terrorism, over a year and half of research talking with organisations, charities and communities who support people affected by terrorism, the after care that is in place and the shift of social consciousness towards embracing the change upon community or family and individual.
Its deep stuff from our side and the magic we aim to deliver is through the subject landing with the audience through warmth, humour and emotion.