We’re starting off the Artist Imagination Fund spotlight with the incredible Chad Taylor

In his words…

I started dancing from the age of 11. Training in the foundations of hip hop, and at 14 years of age started to widen my dance vocab and doing other styles such as ballet, Tap, and Jazz. My professional experience started at a young age of 15, where I appeared on TOTP and CD:UK.

In 2022 I created short film I created called ‘When I Hear Music’. This is a hip-hop dance film production using animation that explores the emotional rollercoaster that young people experience during their first day at high school.

This funding will help transform When I Hear Music into a site specific, promenade piece of hip hop dance telling a story across different rooms and spaces in a school.

I am extremely grateful and happy to be receiving this funding as it will help me to fully explore the pre production phase of When I Hear Music and help explore on a wider scope for the piece of work that would not have happened without this funding.