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Harriet Macauley has worked professionally as a choreographer and dancer in Spain, Turkey, Denmark, Austria, Italy, Germany, Scotland, USA, Ireland, Canada, United Kingdom, Portugal and numerous other international cities.
Her interest lies in the rediscovery of the aesthetic intention and therefore the dancer becomes more than an expression of shape or form. Harriet’s choreographic works are an explosion of cultural identity, coupled with ethnicity, and her process of creative investigation strives to find truth and value with the use of stylistic and cultural movement forms which originate from identity. Moreover Harriet’s process in creation goes beyond the recreation of movement or shape, instead her movement is explored through a development of fertile forms, which are channelled through contrasting movement styles prevalent in popular, cultural and commercial dance of today.
Accomplished through on-going investigations in site-specific and dramaturgical examination her interpretations are fluid, charismatic and compelling, energised through the use of electronic, commercial and contemporary sound scores. A trademark to her choreographic style is the exploration of the dancer’s essence, personality, appearance and ancestry, energetically propelled through the use of technology. Her practice is empowered through a vigorous collaborative investigation submerged into an expression of pure authenticity.
Her advancement for collaborative investigation with dancers, photographers, composers, dramaturgists, multimedia artists and so forth, continues to bolster on a trajectory of on-going international partnerships, in Europe and beyond.
Her professional experience encompasses contemporary, Jazz and neo-classical ballet dance techniques having trained at London Contemporary Dance School London, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, New York, Richard Alston Dance Company and having worked with Sharon Wray at the Royal Opera House, London.
Director of InDance International & Event InDance Barcelona, her vision is rooted in the core of the organisation’s ability to navigate through international collaboration, coupled with a passion for talented graduates of the performing arts.
She founded Harriet Macauley & Company in 2020, to support professional dancers on the development of screen dance as a result of restrictions with COVID19.
Since recieving an invitation to undertake the role of Lecturer in Dance Studies in 2016 at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, Sitges, Harriet has begun to discover the depths of talent residing in a diverse and multicultural city.
Her experience spans over a period of fifteen years having worked with two of the most highly established Ballet and Contemporary dance companies, Richard Alston and Rambert Dance Company.
Olympic Torch Bearer
Harriet was nominated and carried the Olympic flame in London supported by London City Hall, LCDS.
USA partnerships for Event InDance Barcelona featured PUSSY-CAT DOLL (USA), Carmit Bachar
International network for Contemporary Performing Arts, Europe.
The International Association of Blacks in Dance
The British Educational Research Association
International Society for the Performing Arts
One Dance UK
Association of Dance Professionals of Catalonia
Harriet Macauley, award winning choreographer, performer and director of organisation, InDance International undertakes research in parallel with a MPhil Multimedia Collaboration. Education plays an integral role in Harriet Macauley investigation and research, to better understand the complex depths and varied articulations within the development of choreographic ideas with technology, studio based techniques i.e. Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Contemporary dance. Her view is to gain an illumination on the intricacy and articulations of movement forms with technology.
She attends to the experience of philosophy and technology, the body and international collaboration as agents and leans towards understanding practice/creativity as a lived experience. Her mode of navigation is impelled through a window of ideas with identity, movement and multimedia and is concerned with interpersonal, relational dynamics and a recognising of transferable skills between collaborators.
Harriet Macauley has obtained the following accredited qualifications: