Lou’s residency will focus on developing their multidisciplinary performance Tessellate using movement and reflective writing to explore the process of changing our minds. Set in adolescence, in a dreamy teenage girls’ bedroom, the story takes inspiration from Lou’s lived experience of trauma. The movement is rooted in psychotherapeutic practices such as Dance and Movement therapy and Somatic Experiencing and other influences include Street Dance, Aerial, West African dance and Qi Gong.
Lou’s ambition is that the work will be a resource for navigating mental health difficulties, especially for those who struggle with self-acceptance. They will connect with incredible black/queer performers, to bring further richness to the work, strengthen their dance practice and share experience on upscaling and touring performance.
More About Lou Robbin
Lou is a self-titled “jack of all trades” working across performance, writing, dramaturgy, direction, craft, graphic design, breathwork, access work, DJing and songwriting, across the Midlands. As they work towards becoming a Somatic Practitioner, Lou intends to bridge the gaps between alternative play and wellbeing for the somatic liberation of othered bodies. I
Work Lou has previously been involved with includes: Cambridge Junction, BUZZCUT Festival, Fierce Festival, Shoreditch Town Hall, The MAIA group co, Venice Biennale, Wellcome Collection.