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19 April 2017
Author: The Place

#TrailblazersThursday: Q&A with Sara Dos Santos

Every Thursday until the 10 May, we’ll bring you a blog post about Trailblazers Showcase 2017 Presented by One Dance UK.  

To find out more about the showcase please click here.

Could you tell us a bit about Frontline?

Frontline is a social narrative dance piece that exposes the reality of human trafficking and child prostitution. Birthed from an exchange project in Brazil, Frontline aims to raise awareness and inspire change through creative dance workshops, live performance and interactive talks.

Watch the trailer for Frontline.

Watch more of Sara’s work.


What does working with One Dance UK mean to you?

One Dance UK has played an essential role in my artistic development and growth. Through opportunities such as the Dancers Mentoring Programme and The Neriah Kumah Legacy Gift, I received mentoring that shaped my artistic journey, travelled to deepen my understanding of Afro Brazilian dance techniques and delivered international workshops sharing my personal movement language.

Working alongside One Dance UK has not only been a honour but a privilege, and I look forward to a future of advocating change, impacting audiences through my artistic work and equipping future trailblazers across the country.


About You (short bio)?

Sara Dos Santos is an independent movement artist and choreographer. After many years of performing, she commenced her career as a choreographer in 2011. Her thought provoking and emotionally charged work has been seen at various venues across the UK and beyond.

At present Sara is Artistic Director of East London Youth Company and Associate Lecturer at Bucks New University. She is also this year’s IGNiTE resident artist at Trinity Centre – Bristol, where she will explore and create her new piece Journey.

Past Awards and Credits also include:
- One Dance UK - Dancers Mentoring Programme Fellow 2015-16
- Dancer Career Development Retaining 2015-16
- Neriah Kumah Legacy Gift supported by One Dance UK 2016-17


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