Your Story Calls Me
A poignant 15 minute dance film and photographic exhibition featuring ten autobiographical performances of loss and grief. This work grew out of a collaboration between Beatrice Allegranti and writer, counsellor and autoethnographic researcher – Jonathan Wyatt. Together, they facilitated a series of Moving Voices workshops with adults who had experienced the death of a loved one. Subsequently, eight women from the workshops chose to collaborate with Allegranti and Wyatt on the making of the film.
Direction: Beatrice Allegranti & Jonathan Wyatt
Performers & Narratives (in order of appearance: Jonathan Wyatt, Silja Ilmonen, Kate McCormack/Vaughan Titheridge, Alexis Ramsden, Maura O’Connell, Beatrice Allegranti, Alison Kelly, Anne Marie Barlow, Cecilia Bissesur, Theresa Messenger.
Photography for Exhibition: Jackie King (Award Winning Photographer)
Film Sound Score: Jill Halstead
Art Direction & Graphics: Neil Max Emmanuel (Channel 4, Time Team, BBC, Fulcrum, Feelgood Fiction, History Channel, National Geographic; ITN).
Production Team: Nest Films
Screenings: Arts and NHS partner venues across London and Oxfordshire; CATR (Centre for Arts Therapies Research) University of Roehampton, London; 9th Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Urbana Champagne, Illinois, US; Ecarte, Paris; Summerhall Arts Centre, Edinburgh.
Funding, Partnerships & Awards: UnLtd Catalyst Award; Pegasus Theatre; NCreative, Nest Films; Oxford Universit; Roehampton University – Department of Psychology; Oxfordshire NHS.
News Update: Beatrice Allegranti and Jonathan Wyatt have won the 2015 Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award for their work on Witnessing Loss: A feminist material-discursive account.