Alexandrina Hemsley is a dance artist and writer attending to the material unfolding and vibration of language and bodies. Her work is inherently interdisciplinary, working across film, choreography, writing, and participation. Her practice is shaped by and insists on embodied enquiries into a multiplicity of voices. Since 2009, she has worked across dance live art, screendance, mentoring, creative & critical writing. Driven by an interest in fracturing, connectivity, displacement & emotionality, she continually attempts to conjure intersecting, gentle noise amidst oppressive silencing. Collaborations Project O with Jamila Johnson-Small (2011-present, Sadlers Wells Associates) and Seke Chimutengwende (2016-present); Black Holes. Her work has been funded, commissioned & presented by Sadler’s Wells, Somerset House LADA, Battersea Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction, The Place, Southbank Centre, Chisenhale Dance & The Yard.
Alexandrina's critical writing has been published by Sick of The Fringe, a foreword to Selina Thompson's Salt (Faber & Faber), SPILL Festival’s On Body and LADA's Live Art Almanac Vol. 5. Her hybrid poetic texts have been featured in Hereafter (Unbound), Silver Bandage (Bookworks) & Material (Siobhan Davies Dance). Alexandrina's creative writing is regularly self published on their website.