broadening perceptions and representation in Scotland

Project X are an artist collective who champion dance and performance within the African Caribbean Diaspora in Scotland. Project X host conversations, workshops and performances. Project X is a collaboration and we celebrate the cross-pollination of identities, ideas and forms.

 

Whats happening

Oshun and The Gold: A New Anansi Tale - Project X Young People

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A new performance project made with Young People in Glasgow. Weekly classes on Mondays with Will Freeman. Summer School starting in July!

Click here for more information and how to get involved.

 
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Chronicles - Retelling the Story

A new performance project made with young people in Edinburgh with National Theatre of Scotland part of FutureProof Festival (in October).

Click here for more information on taster workshops this summer and how to get involved.

 

Recent events 

Easter School 2018 - Project X Young People

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A week full of fun and dancing! From Hip-Hop, to traditional West African to Afro-beat, Project X Young People got a flavour of different dance styles and drama.  A great way to kick off our Anansi project classes! 

Thank you to the wonderful teachers Erick Maurica Valentin, Joy Maria Onotu, Tawona Sitole, Divine Tasinda and Chris Lilombo. 

 

Project X Co-Curate's Buzz Cut Double Thrills - Project X Associate Artists perform along side visiting art collective Project O. 

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From left to right Claricia Kruithof, Kemono L.Riot, Shaheeda Sinckler, Divine Tasinda and Ashanti Harris present fresh new works. We can't wait to see the development of their ideas evolve.

Thanks to The Arts School and The Work Room for there support and Buzz Cut for inviting us XOXOXO

 

Style Mile Winter Carnival - Project X Young People  

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With Limbo dancing originating from Trinidad and Tabago it was a perfect choice in dance style for the carnival.  Project X Young People Limboed in festive style. Check out the tinsel stick! Great work everyone. Big thanks to The Community Flat for hosting us in our costume making sessions. 

 

Story Board P - Dance Workshop and Conversation in collaboration with Arika. Check out our social media for videos. 

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Dance workshops - Be United: Champions Dance Crew - Giving us a taste of South African Pantsula Dance

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Thank you so much for sharing your amazing dances it was ridiculously fun and challenging. 

 

Scratch Night - Scottish based dance artists present new-works-progress

  Photo Credit: Najma Abukar

Photo Credit: Najma Abukar

We are so proud of Joy Maria Onotu, Kasumi Momoda, Erick Maurica Valentin and Claricia Kruithof for sharing their work at the Project X Scratch Night and People Dancing Conference on the 4th Oct 2017 - Go to archive for more information and images

 

Symposium: Let's Move to More Visibility  - exploring how dance and the performing arts sector in Scotland can develop to have a greater representation and support of practitioners who identify as People of Colour (POC) and / or Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME).

  Photo credit: Najma Abukar - some of the delegates and speakers

Photo credit: Najma Abukar - some of the delegates and speakers

Thank you to the incredible artists and pioneers who took part to share their experiences and ambitions.

Thank you to all of those who participated, listened and discovered how they could share their platform to make change.

We will be sharing our findings in due course. Would you like to hear more? Contact Rhea via rhealewis.projectx@gmail.com

Go to archive for more information and images

 
 
 
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