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Artist Profile: Jem Clancy

Jem Clancy

My name is Jem and I have been living in Leeds for the last two and a half years. I am a dance artist and my work is typically bold, colourful and immersive. I really enjoy working in multiple mediums, with visual art and film forming important features in my  choreography. Currently, I am really interested in using dance to communicate thoughts, feelings and experiences of those who are marginalised or otherwise overlooked in our society.

Communication in general fascinates me and I enjoy creating choreography that addresses emotions, which cannot always sufficiently be shared in words. I am passionate about making dance accessible and I really enjoy teaching and the process of creative  collaboration. It never ceases to amaze me how much there is to learn through dance and I strive to make positive change through my work, whether I am a teacher, student, creator or performer. I am so excited to have been awarded a commission for this year’s BEYOND festival and incredibly grateful for the opportunity.

You can see ]em’s work at BEYOND @ Kirkgate Market on 14th July and at Northern Ballet on 11th July (evening), 12th July (afternoon) and 12th July (evening).

Meet the Producers

We are thrilled to welcome two new freelance producers to the BEYOND team.

Paul WilshawPaul Wilshaw
I am a learning disabled artist studying at Mind the Gap. I am passionate about being a theatre-maker and developing my professional abilities. I write songs, poetry and drama and have been working in theatre for 20 years. I’m excited to be co-producer on the festival and can’t wait for you to see the work that is being created.

Hannah WoodsHannah Woods
I am a creative producer and dramaturge based in Manchester. Community, participation and experimentation are central to my work. I’m committed to ensuring we engage diverse audiences and support all our artists to create extraordinary and inspiring art that is for everyone. I’m really excited to be a part of BEYOND!