Alexandrina Hemsley’s Guest Editorship

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Throughout July 2019, Disability Arts Online was guest-edited by choreographer, dancer and writer Alexandrina Hemsley.

Alexandrina’s guest editorship focusses on building sustainable arts practice, institutional bias and (in)visibility.

Alexandrina believes in dance & the body as a site for expressing felt & embodied politics. She works across disciplines of live art, dance, dance for camera, theatre, mentoring, creative and critical writing. Her practice is shaped by and insists on embodied enquiries into a multiplicity of voices. Interested in liminal spaces, connectivity, fracturing, displacement and emotionality, she is continually attempting to conjure intersecting, gentle noise amidst oppressive silencing. It is a life long project. Collaborations include Project O with Jamila Johnson-Small (2011 onwards, Sadlers Wells New Wave Associates) and Seke Chimutengwende (2016 onwards) on a new piece of work Black Holes.