Interview

Three artists on Dance

‘I approach dance with a musician’s sensibility,’ says vocalist, composer and movement artist Elaine Mitchener, whose work appears in ‘British Art Show 9’, a major group exhibition that takes the temperature of contemporary art every five years (touring nationally until 23 Dec 2022).

‘Come on this journey with me’: Elaine Mitchener, Britain’s boldest vocalist

Jennifer Lucy Allan

“Classically trained with a three-octave range, the genre-exploding performer dissolves her voice into astonishing gasps and stutters to confront the horror of colonial history.”

We’re in the business of the new.

DevilishlyGrand

Elaine Mitchener creates in order to challenge – others and herself. She’s not looking for the comfort zone. We talked about necessary questions and uncomfortable answers.”

In conversation with Elaine Mitchener
“Honouring the experiment”

“With every performance I’m searching for a totality of expression, to fully unify and amplify the musical, physical, emotional, and political aspects of each work.”

5 Questions to Elaine Mitchener

Amanda Cook

“SWEET TOOTH is sonically immersive and experimental in its improvisatory approaches, referencing Kumani singing and sea shanties. It is an intense experience for the players and observers.”