Deeming Dreaming (Kate E. Deeming)
“Deeming Dreaming” is the moniker of dance artist and community activist Kate E. Deeming.
Philadelphia (USA) born (1973) Artist Kate E. was kept from playing outside her home when the streets became too dangerous. At the age of seven she began writing plays and performing them in her backyard, soon she invited other kids to join and invited their adults in as audience members.
For Kate E. there is no ‘perfect’ or ‘right’ space for creating/making things happen, where one is at any particular time is the perfect space.
This idea has developed into a 4-decade practice of making dance/films/cakes in the communities she lives. She has travelled worldwide studying dance that knits communities together, and wherein mastery of form and community engagement co-exist. These include indigenous Scottish dances as well as Odissi & Kahlbelia dance (India), Bharatanatyam (Sri Lanka), Flamenco (Spain), and Tango (Argentina).
Recognising there is very little equitable shared space left in our world & our arts institutions still have many physical/economic/social barriers for inclusion much of her work is outside. She challenges artists and communities to see themselves differently and to share creativity in the everyday.
Kate E. has been based in Glasgow, Scotland for twenty years.