Jo Parkes (UK)

Jo Parkes, Rachel Davies, Rosie Whitney-Fish

participant in
exDox – experimental documentary film festival

Jo Parkes is a freelance choreographer based in Berlin and the UK. Under the name MobileDance, Parkes has delivered innovative participatory dance projects for 10 years. The aim of MobileDance is to bring dance to groups who might not normally experience it, supporting people in achieving mobility – in their bodies, in their development and in their relationship to their environment.

Parkes creates work for public spaces – both live and for film. The casts of professional and non-professional performers vary with each piece and often contain performers with an autobiographical connection to the location. Artistic teams research and integrate these personal stories, investigating the relationship of individual and context. Real Taste, Mile End was created by Rachel Davies and Rosie Whitney-Fish.