Dance artist, Leila McMillan is currently exploring themes around duality, shame, identity and conflict for her new piece of work Curl of Hair.

Leila was due to come to iC4C for a residency in April 2020 but due to recent events, will be visiting Nottingham at a later date. In the meantime, Leila is starting her research virtually and has created a couple of ‘How-To’ Shadow Dance videos for audiences to engage with.

One video has been created for families with an age guidance of 3 plus (Shadow Dancing for Families) and the other is suitable for those aged 18 and older (Shadow Dancing).

Both ‘How-To’ videos are full of exciting ideas on how to produce movement material using shadows and creative ideas.

Both videos will be released on Thursday 11 June 2020 at 11am and will remain accessible on the website for the following month until Friday 10 July 2020.

For more information and to get access to the video links click here.


Research Questionnaire

Alongside this, Leila is also seeking stories and experiences of others that are anchored in duality, shame, identity and conflict to aid her research.

Leila draws on personal experiences when creating work as a means of what drives her creativity, and her new work, Curl of Hair, is no exception, an idea born out of Leila’s own personal story.

If you would like to find out more and share your thoughts, please click here to read Leila’s story and find the questionnaire of 3 questions. All questionnaires are submitted anonymously and

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