In 1988 Annalouise received a scholarship to participate in cross-cultural workshops with Nigerian dance master, Peter Badejo OBE and Kathakali dance master, Karunakaran. This set her off on a life-long journey into the cross-pollination of flamenco and contemporary dance that has evolved into a unique practice. Exploring cultural content has fuelled all her works, and collaborations with artists from an eclectic mix of cultures delving into rigorous research and rich dialogue.
What is the Identity or character of rhythm? Flamenco and Indian rhythms with contemporary dance.
Improvisation vs. composition. Cueing and improvisation tools used in traditional dance and live music.
Cultural hybridity within a laboratory environment. Body percussion patterns and rhythms from Torres Strait Islands, Tonga, Kathak and flamenco with contemporary body percussion.
Deconstructing cultural dances to locate trigger points in the body using somatic processes.
Interrogate Flamenco dance using responsive interactive technologies.