Catherine Douglas

Zimbabwe - Dance

Catherine Douglas

  • AGE : 38
  • COUNTRY of residence : Zimbabwe
  • CITY : Harare

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A few words about your artistic journey

I have performed and created dance works for Tumbuka Dance Company, and teach young Zimbabweans in Schools and community centers. I stand on the shoulders of artistic giants like Germaine Acogny, Nora Chipaumire who have inspired me to be tenacious, remain true and passionate for dance within my community.

How long have you been an artist ?

I have been professionally an artist for close to twenty years.

Why did you apply for this grant ? How will the grant support you ?

I am interested in how arts/dance could be used as a medium to start dialogue on mentals illness, which probably responsible for many undiagnosed fatalities in my community. The grant will facilitate a platform for the possibility to share experiences with a group of women on effects of mental illness.

What are your concrete artistic objectives after this residency ?

Objective- create a interactive, playful and evolving dance work that can be shared online and possibly used in live perfomances as starting point for discussion on mental illness and action.

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