Uba – An Introduction

Hello, Hello! Firstly, I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Carla Morrill, a Hull based dance artist/choreographer and participant of the Hull Dance Prize 2018. My dance journey began at 16 when I studied BTEC Dance at Hull College. It was here where I progressed through higher education achieving a first class honours degree in dance and PGCE in post 16 teaching. Since then, I have and continue to work as a freelancer, working on a number of professional and local projects with Hull Dance, East Riding Youth Dance and professional company Rosie Kay Dance; all whilst studying a Masters in

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WHITE NOISE – WHAT NEXT?

When I entered White Noise into the Hull Dance Choreographic Prize, I only expected to be walking away with some useful feedback from the judges for me to draw upon when continuing to develop the work. I had no idea that it would be received so well, and the moment it was announced that my work had won was both special and incredibly humbling. Since the competition, it has been a complete whirlwind. The prize money and support offered by Hull Dance has invigorated the White Noise project, inspiring me to submit a bid to Arts Council England to apply

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Walking towards, Rather than away

It is a rather unusual Monday morning, as I set out to Barton upon Humber with my hiking boots, a backpack and a mind full of ideas on the current political happenings. I am fairly recent resident of Hull, an EU Citizen, and today a collaborator in Rita Marcalo’s ‘One Last Dance – An Chéad Damhsa’. Dance artist Rita Marcalo accompanied by film-maker Juliet Davis are walking to leave the UK. A slow farewell that is taking them through England towards Rita Marcalo’s new home in the Republic of Ireland. Motivated and guided by the Brexit referendum results and ongoing

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How did we get here?

A brief history of Hull Dance In 2004 Hull City Arts Unit started to focus more on developing contemporary dance within the City introducing the @hulldance brand.  They then developed the Hull Dance Strategy in collaboration with Dep Arts and Jo Ashbridge and from this worked with them to deliver a programme of activity 2012-1013 comprising Performances at different venues and events in Hull A mentoring programme by Gary Clarke Drop-in classes and networking opportunities for local professional dancers Appointing a trainee producer Establishing the ‘thisishulldance’ website and Hull Dance Prize I joined the team at the end of this programme,

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This Could Be You…

Participating in the ‘Hull Dance Prize’ has brought about many wonderful developments in my creative practice. Beyond the opportunity to achieve investment in projects through financial support, the opportunity to share developing work, building audience and forming new partnerships. My first presentation at Hull Dance Prize, back in 2016, was with our work ‘Cloud’. On that occasion we didn’t win any of the specific prizes, but as a result of this presentation we were invited to then present ‘Cloud’ in Hull as part of a wonderful platform to present work in unconventional spaces. By performing at this event, it has

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