30 Skanks (and other revolutionary dances)

I have been working with Zinzi Minott of The Rebel Man Standard on a reformulation of her piece 30 Skanks (and other revolutionary dances). It’s part of an evening of dance produced by the group and supported by Arts Council England. Hana Lee Erdman and Keyon Gaskin are also performing.

The Rebel Man Standard Presents
4 December
Chisenhale Dance, 64-84 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ
£10 Box office 020 8981 6617


Poor lasses, therapy and class

The latest Poor Lass is out, a necessary zine of real life stories by working class women.

This issue is themed Health and I have a contribution in it about being a working class psychotherapist.

Copies and info available at Poor Lass



The London-based photographer Katarzyna Perlak documented the SWAGGA throughout its development process. The material she shot over a period of months forms the basis of SWAGGA, the film.

The film was screened to a sell-out crowd in September, and more screenings are on the way. For now, here is the trailer:

SWAGGA fans should also check out the two tracks that Verity Susman composed for the show, now available to listen to online. It was a real privilege to dance to this composer’s scores, created just for us.

Verity Susman – SWAGGA


Project O with Charlotte Cooper and Kay Hyatt present SWAGGA

spill_guidomencari_1014For the past year or so I have been working on a project called SWAGGA. SWAGGA is a dance crafted out of everyday bullshit, strong wills and trembling flesh. SWAGGA is for anyone who is habitually pushed aside, spoken over, ignored, mus-recognised and snubbed. SWAGGA unfolds the map, draws the battle-lines and readies an arsenal…We are hungry, we don’t know our place and we don’t play nice.







This is it.

Created by Project O (Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small) with Charlotte Cooper and Kay Hyatt. Choreographed by Alexandrina and Jamila, performed by Charlotte and Kay.

SWAGGA is supported by Arts Council England Grants for The Arts, Them Yard Theatre, Artsadmin artist bursary scheme and Cambridge Junction.

Come and see us

Saturday 23 May 2015
Watch Out Festival
Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 June 2015
Now 15
The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN

Pic by Guido Mencari


Headless Fatty

I’m very pleased to see that some kind person has built a wiki for Headless Fatty.

It is my dream for this concept that it becomes common usage, is listed in dictionaries and helps undermine the hateful exploitation of fat people in the media.