Charlotte Eatock is a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and teacher. As part of Dance in Devon and Exeter Northcott’s Space to Play programme Charlotte has been researching and developing her interest in making dance for film. No.1 Sophie and Bella, is the first in the series, made with support from Dance in Devon:
“Working in the studio at Dartington felt like such an honour, having the freedom to simply play and explore in such an inspiring environment is priceless, as is revisiting a space such as the Northcott Theatre. Having previously performed on the stage with Henri Oguike and Richard Alston it was quite exciting to have access to the space to experiment with footage and create my own work”.
Charlotte’s latest work is a new phase, calmer and more considered. Triggered by the quandary of wanting more from her body as a dancer and her disregard of the small miracles it performs everyday. With a need to slow down and wanting to slow everyone around her down, her Rotational Film Project is a physical experience allowing the viewer time to reflect and appreciate the simplicity of movement and the beauty and simple ability of the human body.
“ My challenge is to make work that entertains, makes people smile, think or feel good. I tends to be drawn towards the subtleties and humor in life and am fascinated with people and how we are so similarly different.”
This inquiry has lead to her interest in film. Watch No. 1 Sophie and Bella.
The next rotational film No.2, is set to be filmed late December. Charlotte is currently on the look out and curious to discover partnerships, friendships, duos to work with to develop her Rotational Film Project further, if you are interested in knowing more or taking part please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Charlotte through the directory.
Charlotte has worked extensively with Henri Oguike and Richard Alston both performing and teaching, as a choreographer she has created work for GDA Cabaret, Latitude Festival and the Place Prize, as a filmmaker she has been short listed for the Jerwood Moving Image Award, created work for the Broadway Experience in New York, shown work at the London International Dance Film Festival and collaborated on short dance and music videos for other artists. She currently teaches for Youth Dance Academy, Plymouth University and Plymouth Dance.