Dance Tapes

Choreographies of speech and sound...

Shyne Phiri

[Image Description: Shyne Phiri, a slender dark-skinned black man sits on a wooden chair in his living room, blurred in the background are four members of his family as they candidly relax on a sofa behind and frame him with two people on either side. Shyne sits side-on to the camera facing left, his side profile lit by a stream of sunlight that highlights his strong features. His long thin black dreads hang loose framing his face, he has a short black beard. He wears a green t-shirt, the green is reflected and complimented by the green tones his family wear too. Two young members of his family perch on the back of the sofa, leant against the archway that frames the alcove in the wall, tropical floral wallpaper accents the alcove.]

‘Dance Tapes’ is a series of choreographies of speech and sound created by disabled dance artists from the UK, Japan, the Netherlands and Zimbabwe.

The project is an intimate experience for audiences, highlighting the disabled dance artists’ lived experiences through an interweaving choreography of speech and sound.

Alongside the audio choreography audiences can access artistic transcripts to accompany the pieces, deepening the experience.

Track list


Creative Team

Concept and Creative facilitation – Lucy Bennett

Composition and sound mixing – Hannah Moule & Oliver Austin (Moulettes)

Access Artist (Creative Transcript, Audio Description assistance) and Graphic Design – Lily Norton

Project Manager – James Greenhalgh

Executive Producer – Sho Shibata


Commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West through Cultural Recovery Fund

Supported by New Conversations, a creative exchange initiative of Farnham Maltings, British Council, Canada Council for the Arts and High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom

Supported by International Collaboration Grant, British Council

Supported through public funding from Arts Council England