This work explores companionship, playfulness and strutting our stuff through the metaphors of dogs. Honey is inspired by Westminster Dog Show, 7 Days Out, Dogs, Best in Show and Molly Goddard. This work was generated thanks to this group of people coming together. Leila offered a series of starting points and the performers offered their […]
Film project, in your neighbour’Hood’, filmed throughout Hong Kong. Concept/Direction: Leila McMillan Performers: Wong Nok Wallace, Kwong Yin-cheung Eric, Ho Lok Yee Cola, Anthonio Brady, Ngan Tak-chi Calvin, Yuen Ho-sum Neil, Kwok Tsz-ying Katherine, Li Chi-kwan Oscar, Joycine Ho Hon-yi, Ku Man-ian, Chow Suet-yu Joanie, Wong Ting-kwan Sam, Leung Man Yin Calrina, Yau Hoi-chung, Li […]
3 fingers at arm’s Length
This is how we measure the sky. Nominated for Outstanding Choreography – Hong Kong Dance Alliance 2018 In this work we measure ourselves through the arc of light and shadow. We step into our shadows only to escape them in our nostalgia for the light. Swallowing clouds we pass through the deliciousness of our desires, knowing we […]
Commission for Verve, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, 2017 touring repertoire. Leila McMillan tackles the continuous cycle of destruction and repair that characterises our lives, tapping into the visceral physicality of the dancers with her work Continuum. What is needed to rebuild? Can we find the beauty within the rubble? What is needed to rebuild? […]
no more landing
Commission for London Contemporary Dance Schools final year Spring performances & LC3 Tour 2016. A group of individuals share this world together. They exist as individuals, work as a group, meet each other along the way and create a world filled with eccentric characters, absurd scenarios within a supermarket or a tornado and they […]
Family Portrait is a new work directed by Leila McMillan and created in collaboration with 7 dancers, a musician/composer and a team of designers. Developed using Flying Low and Passing Through techniques, this work takes you through a constellation of portraits, exploring our heritages and whom we consider our ‘family’.
Paolo Fiorentini and Leila McMillan have been working in collaboration since 2012. They’re investigating how to bring together visual art and dance to share the same space. Their collaboration can be seen through photography, video and performance. So far they’ve presented their collaboration at the Movement in Stillness exhbition at Muxima (2013) and Bow Arts Open Studios (2013).