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Introducing Sarah Blanc and Emma Abbey

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Sarah Blanc

Sarah is an award winning choreographer and performer. She creates solo work and is Artistic Director of Moxie Brawl, a fresh all female inclusive dance theatre company. Her choreographic work has toured extensively across the world and has been seen on artists and companies such as Complicite, Bryony Kimmings, Little Red Kettle along with commissions for large outreach projects led by Candoco Dance Company, R.A.D. Perth Concert Hall and Kings Cross. She is an Evolve Artist at Oxford Playhouse 20/21 and has just finished R&D for a new solo show Council Estate Princess as part of Choreodrome at The Place. In 2021 she is excited to create a new family work based on punk ideologies, collaborating with Brigitte Aphrodite and Quiet Boy. You can also catch her on her new youtube channel The Sarah Blanc. She is one third of AnnieVickySarah- a trio of collaborators who are questioning inclusive dance practices within creative settings and it is with Annie Hanauer and Vicky Malin that she will collaborate with on this commission for ArtsUnboxed.

Photo of Sarah Blanc: Claire Nash

Emma Abbey

Emma Abbey is a dynamic and tenacious dance producer with over 13 years experience of leading and delivering live events, festivals, shows, community dance programmes and participatory projects. Passionate about access to high quality dance for all, Emma was most recently working at Pavilion Dance South in the post of Head of Engagement at Pavilion Dance South West, devising a long term engagement strategy building PDSWs relationships with their local communities. She is an open minded collaborator with experience across producing, engagement and community work through previous roles at Green Candle Dance Company, Rambert Dance Company, East London Dance and English National Ballet. Emma is an RD1st accredited coach which builds on her collaborative ethos and passion for enabling and supporting others towards achieving their goals.

Photo of Emma Abbey: Matt Smee & Thomas Frear