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Rachel is developing prototypes for her new interactive film work for family participation They Tuck You Up Your Mum and Dad for Dance Digital Mobilities Festival 25-27 April 2014.
The Light Garden in Barcelona and Sabadell at ‘El Mes Petit de Tots - 9th International Festival of Performing Arts for the Very Young’
Rachel will be collaborating with Quarantine Theatre Company on their new production The Dyas Sisters, premiering July 2013.
The Light Garden at the Dublin Dance Festival May 25-27th.
Watch The Light Garden promo: https://vimeo.com/41362092
Rachel will be guest speaker at Nottingham Trent University's Fifth Annual Research Practice Course Conference 2013.
Rachel continues to develop her project on family interdependency; The Tree a dance film with documentary thread, and They Tuck You Up Your Mum and Dad a film-based interactive live piece for whole family engagement.
Watch the video where Rachel describes some background ideas behind the work: https://vimeo.com/54529355
Postcards from East London screened at Cinedans Amsterdam. The films received a Special Mention in the awards ceremony.
Rachel became a Digital Dance Associate Artist. She will be taking part in workshops and developing her ideas for interactive movement-based film during 2013.
'Real Taste Mile End' short film has been selected as part of the exDox Cologne experimental film package touring to festivals worldwide - September 2012-13.
Rachel Davies Film received ACE research and development funding during autumn 2012, and some starter funding from BDE, for a large-scale personal project aimed for premiere in Dec 2013. She is working with producer Hannah Bruce, choreographer Jane Mason, designer Simon Daw, film producer Polly Nash, and dramaturg Mark Whitelaw to develop a film-based interactive installation for adults, and children, entitled 'They Tuck You Up Your Mum and Dad'.
Rachel's outdoor projection collaboration on H2Dance's Say Something premiered at Waltham Abbey Gardens 12-14 July.
Gold was selected for the U.Dance: Fresh Takes Screening on 14th and 15th July at Southbank Centre, London. The films were selected by a panel of young people turned curators for the duration of the programme.
Protein is touring LOL to Europe this summer. Following sell-out performances in Turin in July as part of Teatro a Corte 2012, Protein visits Murska Sobota, Slovenia, on 31 August as part of the Front@2012 Festival, and Poland, playing in Warsaw on 27 & 28 September and Lublin on 1 & 2 October.
Rachel directed three one-minute community dance films for Jo Parkes' mobiledance.com 'Postcards of East London', showing around the country on Olympics Big Screens.
Rachel's films are: Stepney Green Football Pitch, Bancroft Library and Real Taste Mile End.
Quarantine Theatre's 'Dawn Chorus' idea (of which Rachel's film would be a part) reached a shortlist of 6 for the Gulbenkian Participatory Theatre Award (£175,000).
Although not finally commissioned, they are keen to develop this idea and further collaborations.
Rachel's collaboration with live artist Aine Phillips The Lost Runway Kyoto premiered at Pumphouse Gallery as part of the exhibition 'Art, Performance & Activism in Contemporary Japan'
It is due to be screened again in Feb 2013 at Galway Arts Centre.
Protein takes LOL on tour in the Middle East.
Rachel is selected as one of Quarantine Theatre Company's mentored artists on its 'Graft' scheme.
The Light Garden completed its successful tour to major venues in England and Scotland, finishing at The Place 'Something Happening For Kids' with great feedback from children and adults alike.
The Light Garden launch at Bristol Tobacco Factory, World Stage Festival.
A Conversation with Carmel - a collaboration with Barrowland Ballet premieres in Glasgow Dance House before touring in Scotland and London.
Rachel's collaboration with Protein "LOL (Lots of Love)" receives 4 star reviews.
The company has secured GfA funding to tour The Light Garden in late summer and autumn 2011.
Rachel is a panel member at the Kinesthetic Empathy Conference at Manchester University.
The Assembly film premieres in London at the What If festival.
The Light Garden film installation features at Sadlers Wells' family weekend.
Rachel discusses new work in Liverpool at programme launch for Moves 10.
Rachel has been awarded funding from British Dance Edition 'Dragon's Den' to undertake the next stage of research and development entitled 'The Baby In The Mirror'.
'Gold' included on the British Council 'Forward Motion' box set DVD, launched at Rich Mix on 10 February. For more information, click here.
Rachel's new interactive installation The Light Garden will be featuring as part of Sadler's Wells Family Weekend on the Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd April 2010 - a two-day festival aimed specifically at children.
A new website is born!