Romany Dear is an artist, teacher, dancer, performer and movement director. Romany works with choreographic and corporal practices within the context of the arts, education and the community. Dears research approach is based on dance as a practice of collectivity and social action, her philosophy is that everyone is a dancer and that we are all experts at moving. Romany's work questions the ethics and practices of care, exploring the frictions and fictions between what could be described as an futuristic ecosystem that searches for ways to collectively connect, care and communicate between bodies and species. In 2021, Romany graduated from an Interdisciplinary Masters in Live Arts with electives in Crip Disability Theory and Queer Feminist Southern Hemisphere Geographies from The National University in Bogotá, Colombia. Since 2018 Romany has worked with La Compania and the construction of the piece “Divide x 2” (Bogota, Colombia) They are an multidisciplinary group that explores the multiple constructions of identity that we simultaneously inhabit through immersive dance performances that explore the electronic music scene and ideas around a collective body and or the multiplicities of the self/ selves. Romany has also worked extensively within inclusive and integrated dance spaces, with companies such as Indepen- dance (Scotland) , Con Cuerpos and O.A.T (Colombia) and AXIS (U.S.A). Looking to challenge and question “the dancing body” outside of ableist normative structures within her practice and pedagogy. Romany is also one of the founders of Glasgow Open Dance School, a not for profit organization founded in 2011 that is dedicated to providing and facilitating movement workshops and opportunities within Glasgow, Scotland. Over the last 10 years, Romany has presented and worked internationally across London, Scotland, Berlin, Brussels, Colombia, Brazil and the U.S.A.
Link to video reel of recent works:
Video made about: Translation as a method for inclusion: