We have five wonderful and varied emerging artists presenting work in Insights Digital 2020. The platform will be available to watch on our website for four weeks, ending on December 11th, and during this time we will bring you artist profiles; giving you a further look at our artists, their backgrounds and what they do.
Alexandra toured work both nationally and internationally as part of the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland in 2017 and she has collaborated with organisations and companies including Scottish Ballet, Ydance, Shaper Caper and Dance Base.
Alexandra’s first solo performance was featured at the Lacuna festival 2020, presented by The Lacuna Studios in the Canary Islands. As a choreographer, she is interested in different ways of composing and making, and the variety of forms that one encounters when looking at various art disciplines.
“I take every opportunity I get to study the composition of other art forms and bring whatever I gather into my practice. I aspire to create art that inspires people, provokes critical thinking and discussion. I am interested in the collaboration of different art forms in order to create work that is accessible to wider audiences. I believe in the constant growth of my artistic practice which inevitably brings change; I like to look at different possibilities and skills that can inform my practice and I am always willing to allow new influences to carry me to different artistic ventures.
During the past months, I have started working on screen dance projects, adapting my practice to fit in the current global situation. As a dancer, I take delight in work that is organic and honest and that allows my body and creative mind to express their own needs. To achieve this freedom of expression, I often choose to work with improvisation. Through improvisation I find my artistic voice and myself. It is a tool I use to choreograph, to loosen up, to tune in with my body, to relax. Throughout the years I have come across various somatic practices which inform the way I improvise.” Alexandra Tsiapi