19th April 2023
It was a delight to welcome past students and now Co-Artistic Directors of Kabecca Films, Katie and Rebecca Dale-Everett to tell students more about their journey from college to where they are now. Passionate about short films, the sisters fused their individual backgrounds of working in the TV industry and as a choreographer, to creatively push for equality in the representation, treatment, and consideration of women within the arts and beyond. They do this by sharing the real narratives of women through film and dance.
The pair work intimately with contributors to explore their lives and how dance can support them to improve their physical and mental well-being. This work is then shared within various communities placing the stories of women over 50 at the heart of the conversation. This partnership provides an opportunity to explore real people’s true stories through an artistic and creative lens. Drawing upon Rebecca’s documentary and television background and Katie’s dance and arts network, Kabecca Films find different and layered ways to implement choreography in film and stories. As a result, their projects reach audiences that do not traditionally attend dance shows or often hear the perspectives of women.
Partners for their work include Arts Council England, Brighton and Hove City Council, Channel 4’s Random Acts and The Barbican Centre. To find out more visit their socials @kabeccafilms. As well as speaking about their work, they provided an insight into working in the film and television industry. There was a Q & A session as part of the session.