V/DA is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative company. Crossing the lines between dance, theatre and music. Presenting works/collaborations at Yorkshire Dance (Leeds) , Riley Theatre (Leeds), Dance Base (Edinburgh), Brighton Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, DanceLive/Citymoves (Aberdeen), The Lemon Tree (Aberdeen), Tramway (Glasgow), The Arches (Glasgow), OFTTA (Montreal). The Art School (Glasgow), Jupiter Art Land (Edinburgh), OH141 (Glasgow)
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: MELE BROOMES
Mele Broomes is an artist based in Glasgow. Broomes’ work experiments with the extremities of movement and voice whilst investigating her current contemporary practice of African Diasporic dance. Mele has performed nationally and internationally. Performing at GREC Festival (Barcelona), OFTTA (Montreal), danceGATHERING (Lagos), The Centre For The Less Good Ideas (Johannesburg) to name a few and has colborated with Mushroom Hour Half Hour (Johannesburg), MHz (Glasgow), Eva Yufra (Barcelona), Lindiwe Matshikiza (Johannesburg), Zephyr Liddell (Glasgow), Ashanti Harris (Glasgow), Jojo Abott (Ghana), Patricia Panther (Glasgow), Sabrina Henry (UK), Story Board P (New York) amongst others.
Mele is one of the lead artists for Project X, Scotland. Project X celebrates and champions dance within the African Caribbean Diaspora in Scotland for adults and children. Through workshops, performances, artistic opportunities, discussions, screenings, symposiums and more. Project X platforms contemporary and traditional dance forms broadening perceptions and representation.