performance
itta howie - movement artist
soul traffic soul traffic

projects: performance

Selected pieces for audiences, directed by myself unless stated otherwise:

2013/14 Ensemble Improvisations, DanceSpace, Bristol.
2012 Box – Dance film directed by Chris Lewis-Smith. Musician: Beth Porter.
2011 Opaque – Multi-artform production directed by poet Ralph Hoyte. Premiered at Bristol Poetry Festival, Arnolfini.
2011 My Dark Hobby – Drawn in by a drawing. Bristol Drawing School.
Co-directed with visual artist Sara Easby and musician Tony Lloyd.
2008 Bristol Mayfest commission: A Little Place To Call My Own – A theatre ghost awakes. Wickham Theatre Fly Floor. Musician: Tony Lloyd.
“Possessed by an insane beauty – thoroughly gripping.”
Audience comment
2007 Grants for the Arts Award: Soul Traffic – Dynamics of life. Durational drop-in events for city centre commuters. St John’s Crypt, Bristol. Musician: Tony Lloyd.
“Incredibly compelling viewing and listening... such grace and expression! So many things were brought to mind from rush hour in the city to birth and rebirth. Thank you for a great two hours!”
“Amazing to have someone dance so close to you, hear their breathing and see the texture of their hair.”
“The more I watch and relax, just allow myself to be there, the more I forget the time and where I am and I begin to feel part of the space.”
Audience comments
2006 Grants for the Arts Award: Dialogues Between Movement, Site And Sound – R&D project in three sites. Musicians: Tony Lloyd and Richard McPhail.
2005 Not Painted Yet – Dance with paper. Lunchtime performances at Royal West of England Academy Bristol as part of the exhibition Size Matters. Musician: Richard McPhail.
2004 Of Plants And Personalities – Dances for botanic gardens directed by choreographer Alex Howard. Solo and ensemble work. University of Bristol Botanic Garden.