Community Company, Bus Stop & Dancing City
Trained at Laban, Rhiana has extensive experience of delivering Contemporary Dance in different settings across the UK and abroad - from housing estates and prisons to communities affected by war and natural disaster. In 2007 Rhiana began focussing on delivering intensive projects for marginalised and hard to reach young people and adults through Dance United, later moving to Scotland to develop practice independently. In 2011 Rhiana was Artist in Residence at HMP Polmont, through Visible Fictions, delivering a dance project for young men aged 17 - 21. Since then Rhiana has gone on to speciailise in delivering Contemporary Dance projects in prisons across Scotland as well as providing Artist Training and Mentoring.
Rhiana's work with Dance House includes the Bus Stop project in Milton where she works alongside visual artist James Gow. Together with two groups of young people they are exploring identity in location and movement, involving a mini-trampoline, some bicycles and a lot of live-size postcards! Dancing City recently hit the streets of Glasgow where Rhiana got put through her paces by the Caledonian Crushers, got creative with a Traffic Cone Crew and discovered how Recuse Collection has a choreography all of its own. Rhiana will lead the Community Compony for Autumn 2014.
Image by Sid Scott