Alumni News: alumna Jennifer Irons' work is taking her from East Twickenham and Watford to Hull and Sierra Leone

21 Jul 2017

London Contemporary Dance School alumna Jennifer Irons continues to work with communities throughout the UK and the world, you can catch up on some of her projects below:

Jennifer is directing the outdoor pop-up performance of Memories Flow Through Me Like a Boat Flows Down the River… as part of the 2017 East Twickenham Summer Fair. Inspired by the fascinating story of the thousands of Belgian refugees who settled and worked in Richmond and East Twickenham during WWI the work was created as part of the commemorations. To create the piece Jennifer worked with LCDS alumnus Tim Casson, Aimee Leigh and Siobhan Maguire-Swartz, dancers from Rambert School and Roehampton University and long time friends and collaborators LCDS alumni Nick Lawson and Christian From.

The performance is free and will take place on Sat 22 July at 1.30pm and 3pm

Cambridge Gardens
East Twickenham

Jennifer is co-Artistic Director of the dance and digital media company makeAMPLIFY, with audio visual artist Zach Walker. makeAMPLIFY has just been announced as Associate Artists of Freedom Festival Hull. They are currently developing a project to link Hull with her sister city, Freetown in Sierra Leone through a series of dance and technology projects that culminate in a live dance event connecting both cities in 2018.

makeAMPLIFY will also be kicking off Museums in Motion 2.0: Performed Transformed with BEEE Creative in Hertfordshire on 24 July. They will take over Watford and Stevenage Museums with young carers and home schoolers to create a multi-media installation and live performance.

Jennifer is also working with London College of Fashion in partnership with East London Dance as a facilitator on a unique collaborative lab involving dance, technology and design.