Emma Park


Carrying the innate values of hip hop culture whilst exploring new territories in dance theatre, Emma Jayne Park makes socio-political performances and installations as a catalyst for deepening dialogues and encouraging social change. 'High octane... energetic, witty and playful', (The Skinny) her practice asks the audience to engage through questioning their own norms and role in the performance. She is currently Associate Artist with the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Founding Cultured Mongrel as a means to impact the sector beyond simply touring work, she brings together unique combinations of artists to generate original concepts for touring, participation and innovation. Known for touring anywhere with a double plug socket, Emma aspires to work equally in urban and rural environments with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. She invests in communities worldwide using her 'permanent visitor' model which explores how she can best belong in a community whilst acting as a connector between different groups through never living permanently in one place. Selected as one of ASSITEJ’s Next Generation 2016, Emma creates work for audiences of all ages and underpins her practice with a thorough research strand that questions bureaucracy, assumptions or imbalances within the creative sector.