Victoria Fox Markiewicz’s career as a dancer has taken her from rural Gloucestershire to Brighton via Silesian Dance Theatre, Jasmin Vardimon and CandoCo. Now, as a dance maker with a company of her own, these positive creative influences are discernible in her aesthetic and intention. TRIBE// has a punchy movement style, an equality agenda, and provides a visceral dance experience which matches Fox Markiewicz’ bold choreographic voice to a fearless physicality.
TRIBE //’s debut work is a full-length piece, Still I Rise. A call to arms, rebellious and uplifting, it is performed by an all-female ensemble of five dancers, each with their own unique physicality and presence. Still I Rise is inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem of the same name. It channels the resilient, unapologetic quality of Angelou’s words into unflinching, relentless, movement underpinned by defiance and hope. Still I Rise is the stepping off point for a twenty-minute outdoor version for four dancers called simply Rise! Co-commissioned Bell Square (Watermans Arts Centre) and Hat Fair (Play to the Crowd, Winchester), and supported by Surf the Wave Legacy Fund, Rise! is available for touring from July 2020.
Currently in development, No Sudden Moves is dark and dystopian in atmosphere. A group of dancers form a collection of people stuck together after an unnamed crisis in a kind of groundhog series of events where scenes repeat with alternate endings.
Tour dates for Still I Rise:
15 Nov Swindon Dance
17 Nov The Posh Club London (duet)
19 Nov Lowry Salford
27 Nov Old Town Hall Hemel Hempstead (trio)
28 Nov Pavilion Dance South West Bournemouth