About Emma Jayne Park
Emma is a dancer, theatre maker, collaborator, facilitator, movement director, trainee intimacy coordinator, choreographer, advocate, micro-activist and occasional drag king.
She asks questions and is obsessed with asking better questions. You can usually find her in the sea, drinking tea or dancing in sweaty clubs - often whilst simultaneously scrolling Twitter.
From creating dance with rural communities to working in ‘established’ mid-scale theatres, her politics always underline her practice with a focus on narrowing the gap between ideology and actions, questioning inherited working structures and developing shareable approaches. Since 2018 her research has concentrated upon failure from both individual and societal perspectives.
Emma is currently a PushProject.Eu Artist, Associate Artist with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival and recently undertook an Associateship with Scottish Dance Theatre/ Dundee Rep supported by the Surf The Wave Seed Generator. Her facilitation practice includes working with Federation of Scottish Theatre, EPAD, Imaginate and IETM. She has also advocated for freelancers rights as a speaker in Holyrood at the Cross Party Group for Culture. Her work will be done when practices that encourage mental well-being are embedded across the arts sector.