Deborah Light

Mover, Maker, Mother.

Deborah is an experienced dance artist, choreographer and movement director working collaboratively across dance, theatre, film and site based practice. She creates work independently and as co-director of Light/Ladd/Emberton regularly performs for others, movement directs for theatre and lectures in movement at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Deborah uses her expertise to support other artists and the freelance arts sector in Wales through mentoring and strategic roles. She is based in Cardiff and has 3 young children.

An anti patriarchal perspective runs through Deborah’s creative practice, providing the foundation for work that is both bold and intimate. She invests in the moving body as a site for personal and collective knowledge and transformation. For her dancing is a site for deep research, pleasure and change.

Mae Deborah yn dysgu Cymraeg ac mae hi’n parchu ac yn gwerthfawrogi iaith y wlad hyfryd mae hi wedi dod i’w galw’n gartref. Tra bod y rhan fwyaf o’i gwaith drwy gyfrwng y Saesneg mae hi’n croesawu defnydd o’r Gymraeg fel rhan o’i phrosesau gwaith, a chanddi brofiad o weithio mewn gofodau dwyieithog mae’n ymdrechu i gyfathrebu gwybodaeth allweddol am ei gwaith yn ddwyieithog.

Deborah is a Welsh learner and values and respects the language of the beautiful country she has come to call home. While her work is predominantly English language she welcomes the use of the Welsh language in her creative processes, is experienced working in bi-lingual spaces and endeavours to communicate key information about her work bi-lingually.

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