Dr Sarah Black-Frizell Dance artist/scholar
Dr Sarah Black-Frizell joined Liverpool Hope University as a lecturer in dance, specialising in situated dance and installation practices, maternal and feminist ethics in performance, choreographic methodologies and teaching Contemporary Limon Technique. Sarah studied for her undergraduate degree at Middlesex University, MA at Liverpool John Moores and her doctorate at Middlesex University. Sarah trained and performed at the Limon Institute in New York. She is the co-founder and director of DARE (Doctoral Arts Research Events) held at Liverpool Hope. She is a dance maker and performer and she works with her husband and her two children on developing a performance practice which is situated in their family home – Mother as Curator. Sarah and her family regularly perform in their family home and some of this work is presented inter/nationally. She is a co-director of the Mothers’ Day Project a performance company, with esteemed Liverpool writer Esther Wilson. The project responds to the notion of Mothering and Peace through performance and academic discourse. Sarah’s most recent work is a collaboration with Karen Gallagher (MBE) who organised and presented Our Dance Democracy 2018, a dance conference/event hosted at the Creative Campus Hope University exploring ethical approaches to participatory dance practices. They are excited to announce they are planning Our Dance Democracy 2 in 2020.