Featured Artist: Josh Hawkins

Today we’re featuring director and choreographer Josh Hawkins, whose dreamscape dance film ‘The Blackest Day’ explores fragmented memories of broken soldiers.

Taking inspiration from the Kendal Pals – soldiers from Cumberland and Westmorland who fought in the Battle of the Somme in World War I – ‘The Blackest Day’ struggles through distant memories to re-connect to the fallen men.

Josh Hawkins is a director and choreographer based in the North West. He graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and is currently creating new work across a number of creative projects with his own dance company, Hawk Dance Theatre.

Follow Josh on Twitter @hawkinsjosh or read more about his work on his website.

Josh is speaking alongside other young filmmakers and producer Ian Fenton on Saturday 14 January at HOME in Manchester, in a special event on how to get commissioned by Random Acts North.

The event is FREE but you need to register to attend – click here for more information and a signup form.

Watch Josh’s film below:


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