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Joelene English Dance Theatre bring a brand new show to Queens Hall Hexham on Wednesday 17th October. We caught up with the woman behind it all to find out a bit more about what inspires her work. Joelene is a choreographer dedicated to creating dance theatre integrating her own work with mental health and bringing organisations together including Dance City, BAIT, Newcastle Recovery College and Byker Community Centre, and here, she shines a light on her creative process…

Joelene English Dance Theatre will take you away from your reality and transport you to a realm of no limitations.  Come out to play amongst forgotten stories that have been captured by multi disciplined artists that perform exclusively to take you on an adventure.  An adventure that promises escapism, conversation and honesty.

As a child I used movement to escape my own reality. A reality that was limited by circumstance.  Movement created a world of possibilities for me to get lost in a way to silence my mind and give a voice that needed no words. 

I want you my audience to Come and get lost with me, I am here in the stillness,  I am here in the labyrinth of my mind waiting to play with yours. Let me persuade your thought process whilst immersing you in an alternate wonderland for a brief encounter created just for you.

Joelene English, Artistic Director of Joelene English Dance Theatre and my intentions are to push boundaries of the imagination. To invoke and provoke thoughts and emotions within an audience allowing them to see beyond the movement through a diverse use of multi mediums using these elements with the honesty of the moving image. To create journeys through time and to delve more deeply into the complexity of the issues being portrayed.

JEDT’s was founded in 2008 the work is inspired and challenged by matters of which we dare not utter, mental health is here to stay, it is universal and non judgemental it can sit beside anyone of us and our bodies can cry out loud about that.

Facilitation within the mental health community enriches the work that is created with multi disciplines artists.  By gathering and immersing her company within the stories that she has the pleasure to receive from individuals whom feel have no voice. Joelene gives an alternate voice that can be heard just as loudly.

Joelene English Dance Theatre bring a brand new show Alice: The Lost Chapter to Queens Hall Hexham on Wednesday 17th October.

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