Mele Broomes (Dance Theatre, 2023)Mele Broomes. 2021. Wrapped up in this

Mele Broomes

Shortlisted in 2023 for Dance Theatre

Mele Broomes’ work embodies stories from the collective voice, creating visceral and sensory collaborations. Her theatre production GRIN (Made in Scotland Showcase) was presented at Battersea Art Centre, London, alongside the film production of GRIN which was screened at Theatre Centre Canada and part of Cultura Inglesa Festival in Brazil. In 2021 Mele was commissioned by Scottish Dance Theatre, where she created Amethyst, a theatre production and digital publication. Mele is co-founder and was co-director (2017-2021) of Project X Dance, an organisation that champions dance and performance within the African and Caribbean Diaspora in Scotland. Mele is the director and founder of Body Remedy, a [forming] ecology that centres on physical practice for self-recovery for black people and people of colour (BPOC) who identify as women and non-binary.

Mele was the recipient of the Total Theatre Award for her work VOID in 2018. She has presented work at Take Me Somewhere, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), BUZZ CUT, London Contemporary Dance School, The Centre For The Less Good Idea, Dundee Rep Theatre, Festival del Silenzio, SPLAYED Festival, Fringe of Colour Films, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Traverse Theatre, Jupiter Art Land, Dance International Glasgow, Tramway, Dance Base, CONTACT Manchester and Black Gold Art.

Mele is currently a board member of Take Me Somewhere, a mentor for Contemporary Performance Practice third years for their module Collaborations at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a mentor for Music Space artist development programme and various artists through her independent practice and was a previous mentor for Dancers Emerging Bursary Scheme at Dance Base.