Mele Broomes is an award winning choreographer receiving the Total Theatre Award in association with The Place for best dance at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 for VOID a V/DA and MHz production in association with Feral.
Mele is a Black British choreographer, director, dancer and experimental vocalist. Mele embodies stories from the collective consciousness. Creating visceral and sensory collaborations through her ancestral inheritance. Activating social questions. Remembering and celebrationIng.
Mele has choreographed and performed nationally and internationally at , Dance International Glasgow, OFTTA (Montreal), danceGATHERING (Lagos), The Centre For The Less Good Ideas (Johannesburg), Tramway (Glasgow), Bloc Party (Lagos), Dance Live (Aberdeen), GREC Festival (Barcelona) to name a few and has collaborated with Mushroom Hour Half Hour (Johannesburg), Eva Yufra (Barcelona), Lindiwe Matshikiza (Johannesburg), Zephyr Liddell (Glasgow), Ashanti Harris (Glasgow), Patricia Panther (Glasgow), Sabrina Henry (UK), Story Board P (New York) amongst others. And is part of Take Me Somewhere festival’s Artist Constellation team
Founder of multi-disciplinary collaborative collective V/DA. V/DA crosses the lines between dance, theatre, music, performance and celebratory events. The core team Mele Broomes, Claricia Parinussa and Sabrina Henry combine their skills in dance, costume design, producing and curation. Encompassing experiences in ritual traditions, the Black experience and cultural hierarchy. www.variousdanceartists.co.uk
Mele is co-founder along side Ashanti Harris and Rhea Lewis of Project X Scotland. Project X celebrates dance from the African Caribbean Diaspora in Scotland for adults and children. Through workshops, performances, artistic opportunities, discussions, screenings, symposiums and more. Broadening perceptions and representation. www.projectxplatform.co.uk