1998 - 2001
A Surivor's Guide to Ant Infestation
A 20-minute solo about killing. Performed at the University of California Los Angeles and the University of Utah and The Place studios, London.
Three Minute Birth
A 3-minute dance film about motherhood, broadcast on SlotArt - Channel Four.
Directed by Rachel Davies. Award winner – The American Dance Festival
What put this contemporary dance in a league of its own was the original fusion of spoken word and movement. There was a poetic simplicity about the sporadic bursts of words which underscored the powerful physicality of the dance.”
…Parkes begins with dry, analytic postmodernism and warms it up with a rich mix of motion and emotion. Her solos with text – which she delivers in a wonderfully flat midlands accent – are extraordinarily intelligent and moving.
It’s funny, exciting, insightful, and immensely enjoyable….An eye-opener of a show!