Bio:

Yami Löfvenberg is a mover that directs and a director that moves, a multidisciplinary artist working between the intersection of movement, theatre and cross art.

Between making her own work, directing and performance work, Yami mentor, create and delivers workshops across the UK and Internationally.

She likes to devise work with playfulness at the heart and challenge participants to explore a new take on theatre, dance, and stories whilst confronting preconceptions, stigmas, stereotypes.
Her skill of working with cross-art forms has seen her collaborate with a multitude of diverse artists and organizations throughout her career.

Underpinning her aesthetic is her background, knowledge and love of Hip-Hop Culture and Dance.
Her work is rooted in combining storytelling using character work, comedy, physicality and text, and she is not afraid to push outspokenness and rawness within her and others work.

Her core values and mission is to amplify black voices on and off stage and she often work with subjects such as; social /political structures, equity, intersectional womxn empowerment.

Accolades;

As Movement Director, theatre includes: Living Newspaper Edition 7, Rare Earth Mettle (Royal court), Fuck You Pay Me (Bunker),Talawa TYPT (Hackney Showrooms)
Breakin’ Convention (Sadler’s Wells) Boat (BAC)

As a Director, theatre includes; Second Hand Child (Crucible theatre), Fierce Flow(Birmingham Hippodrome) Kind of Woman (Camden People’s); Afroabelhas (Roundhouse/British Council/ Tempo Festival (Brazil).

As Assistant Director/Choreographer, theatre includes Hive City Legacy (Roundhouse, Home, Millennium).

She is a British Council and Arts Council England recipient, Howard Davies Emerging Directors grant Recipient, One Dance UK DAD Trailblazer Fellow, Marion North Recipient, and Talawa Make Artist. She was on the creative choreographic team for the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and is a member of performance collective Hot Brown Honey.

She has a collaborative company called Passion & Purpose that focuses on dance management, creative projects, and artist progression.

Experience within the Industry:

6 plus years

Specialist:

  • Actor - Straight
  • /Artistic Director
  • /Assistant Choreographer
  • /Assistant Director
  • /Choreographer
  • /Creative Director
  • /Dance
  • /Dance companies
  • /Dance/Line Captain
  • /Dancer
  • /Dancer Musical Theatre
  • /Director (plays)
  • /Movement Director
  • /Street Dance

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