© 2018 DAVID EVANS
 

David Evans

 

I’m a British-Kiwi dance artist making dance performance work for a range of spaces including site-specific, theatre and gallery. My work explores new ways of seeing that occur when the human body is in dialogue with other mediums.

 

My dance background is in breakdance, salsa, and contemporary dance. During my Ba in Contemporary Art & Philosophy I began working with contemporary dancers while creating multi-medium dance work for the gallery. After being involved in learning projects with The Royal Opera House, Rambert, and Siobhan Davies Dance I pursued dance further at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. At Laban I completed the Graduate Diploma in Dance Studies with distinction and was awarded both the Trinity Laban Choreographer Award for my work "St. Leonard’s Dragon” and the Trinity Laban Dance Award.

 

Since graduation, I have choreographed "the things we carry" for unbroken festival, a cross-arts festival about mental health and presented sections of “armada" at C-12 Dance Theatre's Emerge Festival and at We Created Our Lives event at Rich Mix. More recently I presented an exhibition of dance and sculpture, "Messiah and Meaning" at Streatham Space Project around theological themes.  As a dancer, I'm a company dancer with Ella Mesma Company an Afro-Latin Contemporary dance company making work about social issues.