MAPS Festival: Dancer Rebekka Platt joins Preston arts festival
One of the North West’s emerging dancers will be part of a special contemporary arts festival for Preston Guild.
Rebekka Platt who graduated two years ago from Salford University with a first-class in physical and dance theatre.
In 2011 she was shortlisted for the Turn Dance Prize in Manchester.
Here we ask Rebekka what her dance act is all about:
Why are you taking part in MAPS?
I wanted to share my work in Preston
What is your act?
A short dance solo exploring birds & shamanism specifically in relation to Inuit mythology
How long have you been an artist?
I have been a professional dance artist since graduating from University in 2010, when I started to experiment & discover what I wanted to express; but I think that I have always been artistic and imaginative even as a child.
What do you do when not an artist?
I like to spend a lot of time outside in nature either going to National Parks or Gardening, anything where I can feel & experience the beauty of the natural world, and usually tweeting about it.
What do you think/know of the arts scene in Preston?
I don’t know anything of the arts scene in Preston so I am very much excited to see what sort of art people create.
Where have you shown work before?
Green Room Theatre, Contact Theatre and Blank Space in Manchester, The Bluecoat in Liverpool, The Arnolfini in Bristol, AE Harris in Birmingham, Bloc Project in Sheffield and Leicester Square Theatre in London.