Introducing the 2023 recipient of the Rosina Bonsu bursary

By The Work Room & Project X on 15.12.23

|| Salma Faraji || 

Salma is a dance teacher, lecturer and artist. Originally from Tanzania, Salma has performed, taught and shared joy alongside inspiring choreographers and communities worldwide. Combining movement through British Sign Language, the distinct choreography articulates her story.

“I continue to find narrative in my practice, with a firm belief that shared experiences inspire me as a Teacher and Performer. With the exceptional support and advice from The Work Room and Project X to research, develop and create further work, in honouring Rosina’s incredible legacy, I celebrate the vast experience from my mentors past and present.  I am thrilled for the opportunity to explore the links between different Dance forms, exploring languages within culture, collaborating with Artists, dramaturgs, musicians, directors and producers.

This bursary offers a fundamental journey to allow the conversation about equality, diversity and inclusion to be further acknowledged, informing  my work. My wider practice is a response to my personal development: Am I too Old, too different, too vulnerable, too honest?”

This Bursary is offered through a partnership between The Work Room and Project X, Salma will work with both organisations over the next 6 months to develop her project. The funding for this Rosina Bonsu Bursary has come from a legacy donation from Dance House Glasgow and a gift from the Bonsu family in honour of Rosina.

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