Thouen was eager to continue dancing and had no intentions of going back to work on his family’s buffalo farm. He wanted to make a performance piece about his stories, and continue developing his artistic skills.
James has extensive experience of working in Asia but had limited experience of working with dancers who identify as part of the disabled community. We Are Epic hosted an international collaboration in order for James to explore diverse style of movement and to create high-quality work with Epic Encounters.
Why International Collaboration?
Opportunities to play and research are so limited in the UK making cycle. Our placements and collaborations are designed to give new opportunities and skills to the UK based artists as well as international practitioners. This two-way international exchange is invaluable in the ongoing professional development of these artists.