The team on the BA (Hons) Professional Dance course have great pleasure in announcing the winner of the Lockdown Diaries Choreography Award.

The Lockdown diaries project has been a film challenge that the first, and second-year BA Dance students were asked to complete, to create a response to the new routines, structures, and ways of living that suddenly we have all had to adapt to during the COVID-19 pandemic.  There were no rules set, no right way of working, so the content of the work that was produced was open to creative possibilities, and driven solely by the dance students. Submissions were filmed and edited on the phones, iPads and computers that were immediately to hand.

There have been some fantastic submissions and we are delighted with the personal, funny, and brave films that our dancers shared with us.  Throughout the process we shortlisted five exceptional films, that all the judges felt went beyond expectations.  These films were created by; Rebecca Duckworth and Ben Winthrop, Anna Heward, Annie Lewis, Laura Lydon, and Eve Taylor. However, there can only be one winner.

This person impressed us with a film that was personal, thoughtful, and showed a level of research and experimentation which delighted us.

Congratulations to Laura Lydon for her winning film ‘Ubiquity’. Well done!