Winner of Young Creative Awards- Dance Category (2017)
Alice won the Young Creative Awards in 2017 for the dance category. Let’s see what this experience has meant to Alice and her career…
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It has been 3 years since you won this award but first, can you take us back to the night you won and how that felt?
It seems so long ago now, but I remember feeling so ecstatic when my name was called out- I couldn’t stop smiling. I also felt quite overwhelmed, as there was a massive audience and many other artists there.
What has winning the award done for you and your career?
I remember after the event had finished; a couple of people came up to me to speak about my work and what they could offer me. But it mainly gave me a massive boost of confidence.
After graduating in 2015, it seemed like a mammoth job to create work and get it seen. So this acknowledgement for creativity that mainly stemmed from a studio was such an uplifting experience. Even though I haven’t gone on to create and produce work that has been performed for audiences, I constantly create dance material for choreographers, which is then performed in theatres and outdoor work for many people to see.
Do you enjoy creating work for other choreographers rather than your own work?
I like both!
Creating material for choreographers and makers is always an enjoyable experience. To get external stimuli to construct dance is always interesting and stimulating for mind as well as the body. If you work for a few artists a year during a creation period it’s never boring, as each project is about a different subject matter.
I don’t seem to have the time or maybe the creative drive to make my own work right now. But that doesn’t mean I won’t suddenly start tomorrow! It’s always a possibility for me.
What do you say to all the young creatives out there that are thinking about creating their own dance work?
Do it! Write down all your ideas and try them all.
I thrived off creativity when I was younger, it really helped my well-being whilst growing up. To now be able to do this as a job is amazing and it all started from my thoughts and not being afraid to give it a go.