Project X are a non-profit collective working on a projects by projects basis. We celebrates and champions dance and performance within the African Caribbean Diaspora in Scotland. Through workshops, performances, artistic opportunities, discussions, screenings, a symposium and more, Project X platforms these contemporary and traditional dance forms broadening perceptions and representation. 

Project X is co-found and ran by Mele Broomes, Ashanti Harris and Rhea Lewis

Project X is about changing the conversations and perceptions around dance within the African Diaspora in Scotland. Through profiling practitioners and platforming the diverse styles, we celebrate our heritage and broaden the mainstream consciousness. Embedded through all of our programme is education through creative learning. We encourage all those who take part, to be empowered with the historical knowledge and its contemporary impact in every context they move in. Project X is collaboration and we celebrate the cross-pollination of identities, ideas and forms.

 

Who are we?

 
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Ashanti Harris www.ashantiharris.com

Born in Guyana and brought up in Leeds, Ashanti moved to Glasgow to study at Glasgow School of Art. Since graduating in BA Hons Fine Art, Sculpture and Environmental Art, Ashanti has performed and exhibited her work nationally and internationally; including CCA, Transmission, The Glue Factory, The Pipe Factory, The Arches (Glasgow); Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre; ZKU and Volksbuhne Theatre (Berlin); North Lights Arts (Dunbar); and Fringe Arts Bath. Ashanti is also a co-founder of Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S). Ashanti continues to coordinate and facilitate workshops through G.O.D.S.

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Mele Broomes www.melebroomes.com www.variousdanceartists.co.uk

Award winning choreographer being resented the Total Theatre Award in association with The Place for best dance at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 for her VOID a V/DA and MHz production in association with Feral.

A Black British choreographer, director, dancer and experimental vocalist. Mele embodies stories from the collective consciousness. Creating visceral and sensory collaborations through her ancestral inheritance. Activating social questions. Remembering and celebrationIng.

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Rhea Lewis - As a creative producer, Rhea collaborates with national as well as international artists and with communities to create ambitious, large-scale, socially-engaged cross art-form projects. Rhea is passionate about making work which explores marginalised stories and narratives. Rhea has worked with diverse theatre, dance organisations, festivals and institutions such as The Work Room, A Moment’s Peace Theatre Company, Tramway, Barrowland Ballet, The Arches, Africa in Motion Film Festival, Afrovibes Festival, Stillmotion, Glasgow Museums, Untitled Projects, and Tricky Hat Productions.

It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live
— Nina Simone