Our 2022 Artists
Artists Emilia Schlosser, Maja Laskowska, and Taeyun Kim will present Choreographies of Care, an immersive dance performance. Set on the riverfront, the piece tells a story of care, trust and commitment and how the River Thames embodies these ideas. The audience will be encouraged to participate and feel at one with the nature surrounding them. Performer Katy Dye is presenting Climate Grief Karaoke in The Royal Docks, inviting audiences to sing away their Ecological Grief through song, raising awareness of the Climate Emergency through a uniquely uplifting event. Artist Zack Mennell’s (para)site project responds to their memories of growing up in a working-class community along the industrialised Thames in South Essex their experiences as a medicalised, societally infantilised disabled & neurodivergent queer person through a site-specific performance and exhibition.
Katy Dye is a performance maker, dramaturge and producer. She creates highly physical performances that lean towards the tongue in cheek, playful and political. Sometimes working in a solo capacity and often with collaborators, she is interested in using the joy of performing to explore the difficult and messy business of being alive. Her work often draws from theatre, music, visual art and site specific practices.
Katy’s performances have been shown widely across the UK to critical acclaim (★★★★ The Guardian, ★★★★ The Stage, ★★★★ The Scotsman, ★★★★ The Scottish Herald). She has taken her work to organisations/venues including to Summerhall, The Lowry Manchester, Brighton Dome, The Sustainable Landing Hub, The Tron Theatre, Harlow Playhouse, The Yard Theatre, In Between Time, SPILL Festival and The Rich Mix. Her work has been supported by The National Theatre of Scotland, Tramway, Feral Arts, The Tom Hunter Foundation, Arts Council England and Creative Scotland. In 2018 she received The Autopsy Award for contemporary performance at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Maja Laskowska, Emilia Schlosser & Taeyun Kim
Choreographies of Care is an immersive dance performance. The piece is a collaborative effort from a trio: Taeyun Kim, Maja Laskowska and Emilia Schlosser.
Set on the riverfront, the piece tells a story of care, trust and commitment. Drawing on the symbolism of the river as a routinely performed choreography, the piece encourages the audience to ‘be’ and ‘listen’ whilst at the same time feel free with nature and safe with each other.
Taeyun Kim (she/her) is a contemporary dancer based in London and Seoul. Taeyun regularly performs on film as well as in live settings.
Maja Laskowska (she/her) is an actor/performer based in London. Maja’s work ranges across live performance, film and TV.
Emilia Schlosser (she/her) is an artist/producer based in Berlin. Emilia’s professional experience is rooted in mindful movement choreography as well as object based performance.
Zack Mennell (they/them) is an emerging (unemployed) artist using writing, photography and performance to explore queerness and neurodiversity in relation to presence and visibility. zack has been active as a performer, photographer and writer since 2015.
Artistic expression is, for zack, a way to make sense of the world and an attempt to contextualise who they are within it. In stepping into difficulty and pain through artmaking, they attempt to understand life through a different register to that of daily survival. zack wants their work to have an uncanny quality, that it might temporarily unsettle familiar places, making visible some of the strange aspects and tensions embedded there.
(para)site: a discharge of cultural sewage is zack’s first solo project. (para)site is a site-specific performance art action and accompanying exhibition responding to the Thames and Deptford Foreshore. (para)site is a continuation of Zach's research into the intersections of class, disability and ecology.
‘(para)site’ is a continuation of zack’s research into the intersections of class, disability and ecology. The work deploys humour, psychogeography and action-based art and responds to their memories of growing up in a working-class community along the industrialised Thames in South Essex, and their experiences as a medicalised, societally infantilised disabled & neurodivergent queer person.View More
‘(para)site’ is a continuation of Zack’s research into the intersections of class, disability and ecology. The work deploys humour, psychogeography and action-based art and responds to their memories of growing up in a working-class community along the industrialised Thames in South Essex, and their experiences as a medicalised, societally infantilised disabled & neurodivergent queer person. This installation follows their performance on September…View More
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Registrations Have Now ClosedIf you have any questions regarding requirements please contact Thames Alive The opportunity for you to ‘Register of Interest’ in participating in the Platinum Reflections Flotilla will close at midnight on the 31st May 2022. This is to give the organisers the opportunity to select the participating craft, inform their owners allowing them sufficient time to prepare their craft for the event in September. ONLY those…View More