Flying Feet, founded by Hattie Worboys in 2014, is a production company that combines dance performance, filmmaking and visual art.
Dance is a fundamental means of human expression and communication common to all cultures and Flying Feet is dedicated to exploring the social benefits dance can have on the current state of the world. By staging experimental dance workshops, it places particular emphasis on socially inclusive projects in UK and abroad. These movement-based workshops focus on the power of dance to bring people together in urban environments. Each workshop is documented on film and subsequently played to a different group of participants in another country who can be inspired by their cultural similarities and differences, thereby creating a fruitful ongoing dialogue.
Flying Feet’s projects are characterised by the potent fusion of dance with moving image and sound and their mission is to bring performance and visual art beyond confines of institutions directly to the heart of international urban communities. They are committed to blurring the boundaries of film, performance, sound and visual art often using the medium of the workshop. With this in mind there is ever-growing tendency by major institutions like Tate Gallery, to recognise workshops as a vital form of interactive art practice engaging the participants to become integral with the artwork. Flying Feet’s creative activities range from dance workshops with children from Western and Third World urban communities, to animations exploring the visual and auditory symbiosis of thoughts and emotions. These are particularly concerned with aspects of perception and cognition, the nature of memory, the origins of thought and emotion and the instinctive way the brain reacts to sound, light and movement through it’s peripheral senses.
Hattie Worboys is an artist, musician and choreographer whose practice spans across movement, performance photography, sound-art, filmmaking, animation and site-specific installation. She studied at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London and trained at The Laban Centre of Movement and Dance, London. Her work has been presented at some major contemporary art venues that include the Venice Biennale of International Art. Her recent films include; Beyond The Walls (2016), Vice Versa (2015), Boy Dancing Freestyle (2014) all of which were shown at The Hackney Picture House and at Jazz Fest, New Orleans and other venues around London and Boy Dancing Freestyle was screened at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013). Video installations include Table Dance (2014), ‘Out of Our Heads’ exhibition, Shoreditch Town Hall, London and Meditation on Insomnia (2017) at ‘OutHere’ exhibition at The Round Chapel, London E5. Worboys has also performed as a dancer and choreographer in the UK, France, Belgium and Norway and participated in international festivals, residencies and events. These have ranged from being an Elephant rider in the Santus Circus to her current work directing and developing the Movement of Freedom cultural dance exchange films project in New Orleans, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro and London. Worboys often collaborates with other artists on the expressive use of sound and light to produce large-scale, immersive dance performances. Most recent dance-film projects celebrate children’s uninhibited, spontaneous expression through dance and examine the different environments and cultures of children from their youthful perspective. She is currently researching comparative music and dance in diverse cultures.
Project Manager / Coordinator
Anastasia Sakoilska is Deputy Director at The House of Fairy Tales, a national children’s educational arts charity that provides children with creative spaces to learn and play through the medium of story telling. Previously she has worked in events and pr management, with experience in the public sector and the creative industry. Her interests include performance art, contemporary dance and using artistic forms of expression to engage young people from all backgrounds in current events and world affairs.
Editor and DoP, London
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Dance workshop Assistant and Translator, New Orleans
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Dance workshop Assistant and Translator, Rio
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