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Effie’s experience of choreography is mainly within a youth context and she has often choreographed in relation to her teaching activities. Other specific examples are outlined here:
As part of MÓTUS, Effie has choreographed several commissions with local secondary schools. In 2016, she worked alongside Capoeira Mestre Anjo to create a piece with graduate dancers fusing Capoeira with contemporary dance.
In Summer 2015, Effie worked with 4 local groups in Milton Keynes to choreograph sections of 'For the Fallen', a commemorative dance performance reflecting on WW1. This was commissioned by Westbury Arts Centre and the Arts and Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes as part of The Great War MK Project.
Effie was commissioned to create a piece for Playgrounds Dance Company 2014, the third year undergraduate company at the University of Northampton. The resulting piece, Remenisci, was an exploration of the world we occupy when swimming, both above and below the surface.
In Summer 2014, Effie worked with 4 schools in bringing together an Alice in Wonderland inspired opening ceremony piece for the Berkshire School games.
In 2012, Effie participated in a Young Leaders’ Scheme at OYAP Trust, Bicester. Through this scheme, she initiated a ‘Moving Mannequins’ project – choreographing a pop-up dance piece for a shop window space. Also in Summer 2012, Effie co-choreographed a flashmob routine for Milton Keynes Dance Festival alongside Urja Thakore.
In Summer 2010, Effie received a Leverhulme Trust Award to work on a Youth Music Theatre Summer School Project in Wolverhampton. Over the course of 5 days, Effie worked collaboratively with Director Richard Coe, Musical Director Sonum Batra and participants aged 11-17 to produce a 40 minute original piece of Musical Theatre.