Roberta trained as a dancer at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and then widened her research field to explore historical and international performance practice, completing an MA in Performance Making at Goldsmiths. Her choreography is centred around poetics and is often underpinned by anthropological research. Roberta was nominated for the Total Theatre Dance Award in 2018. She is a 2019 finalist at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Screen.dance and at New Renaissance Film Festival.
What will you be working on as part of your residency?
Working with a team of dancers, artists, creative technologists, and psychologists, I will explore cross-disciplinary artistic practice in an attempt to translate certain aspects of psychedelic therapy. Scientists and psychologists across the world are making the case for psychedelics to be legalised in controlled settings and medicinal contexts to enable us to treat depression, addiction, trauma, PTSD, and fear of death in relation to the end of life care.