My favourite piece of art: The original Enter Achilles by DV8. And in recent years, it's Smack That! By Rhiannon Faith. My favourite place to visit: I love to travel and keep a map with pins in it to track where I’ve been. My favourite city in the world is Kyiv, where I once had my head set on fire! I tried diving in 2009 and loved it and would love to do my open water diving course one day - but I want to wait until I can do it in warm water because I HATE the cold!
Favourite piece of art: I love the dance film Amelia by Canadian Company La La La Human Steps (Bonus fact: David Bowie danced with this company in 1988!). My favourite place to visit: It’s hard to pick, but visiting the waterfalls on Koh Samui in Thailand was beautiful and a great place to cool off in the heat! A strange fact about me: I was taught by a CGI animateur for the film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. My spirit animal: Ring-tailed Lemur (think Madagascar!)
Favourite piece of art: My favourite musical is Wicked. The adaption of the story and its links to The Wizard of Oz are so clever! The music is beautiful, and the stage is visually stunning. Most importantly, there are two strong leading female characters who are at the centre of the story. My favourite place to visit: I love to be by the sea! A strange fact about me: I am obsessed with skincare. Spirit animal: A wolf!
Favourite artist: Paolo Amaringo, a Peruvian shaman who uses his photographic memory to depict what he sees in a state of trance/vision. Favourite place to visit: the woods, or Barcelona. A strange fact about me: as a child I contracted chicken pox three times, and had several ridiculous and terrible accidents which nearly killed me, causing my parents no end of stress. Spirit animal: an owl.
My favourite piece of art: the West End show Emilia.My favourite place to visit: Paris, but any beer garden in London is a close second! A strange fact about me: I'm petrified of sloths. Spirit animal: a lion!
"My favourite piece of art has to be Teatr Zar’s “Caesarean Section: Essays on Suicide”, a gut-wrenching but beautiful blend of physical theatre and polyphonic music. I love a sandy beach, but my favourite place I’ve visited was the top of a mountain in the Caucasus in Georgia; the grass, the air & wind and the views! A strange fact? I used to work in a swanky bowling alley, and met the likes of Michael Fassbender and Salma Hayek. I think my spirit animal would have to be a robin, constantly on the go, picking up what you can, and loves a little sing."
Favourite piece of art: Charge of the Light Brigade. My favourite place to visit: forests A strange fact about me: I used to have an Australian accent. My spirit animal: a pigeon
My favourite artist: Caitlin Hackett as she showed me the the beauty of nature through mythology and the circle of life and death. My spirit animal: a massive mythical red fox with feathered wings, I created him as a child to keep me safe and draw him to this day! A strange fact about me: despite my shyness I had managed to meet my childhood idols Johnny Depp , Helena Bonham-Carter and Tim Burton who helped me get through tough times growing up and showed me that it’s OK to be different! All of these signed my art and took them home which was a dream come true!
Jasmine Hall is a Freelance Dance Artist and Community Practitioner based in London and the East of England. She works independently to bring dance to the community, specifically working with the older generation and those with conditions such as Parkinson's and Dementia and in SEN settings. As well as Green Shoes Arts, Jasmine also works for Trinity Laban, Danielle Teale Dance, DashDotDance, DanceEast and the Royal Academy of Dance's programme, Step Into Dance. Jasmine is also a choreographer and dance filmmaker, performing Essex based dance company, Flux Dance Collective and has created and produced dance films, such as 'RECLAIM' (2018), in collaboration with filmmaker Dominic Munson.