Here but Elsewhere was inspired by the Lockdown Diaries creative submission by Vicki Crowther. This video is no longer screening.

About the Artist

Charlotte Pook headshot.Charlotte Pook is a dance practitioner based in Brighton. She became a graduate of Trinity Laban in 2012, achieving a first-class BA Honours Degree, following which she joined Transitions Dance Company, culminating in attaining a Master’s Degree qualification. Since graduating, Charlotte has worked as a performer, teacher, choreographer and rehearsal director. Charlotte spent the past five years working with BalletBoyz as their rehearsal director, working alongside international choreographers, such as, Ivan Perez, Xie Xin, Maxine Doyle, Russel Maliphant and Akram Khan. Charlotte teaches at various institutions and companies and continues to form her individual practice.

The Inspiration

Here in my home
I can think anything I want
I can do anything I want

The bidden thoughts come in
But like a spider’s web buffeted in a gale
They float out of reach
The unbidden thoughts rampage
They are unlocked, unchannelled
They travel fast hither and thither
Unable to be challenged to render them
To some predetermined format

No, they will plunge you into the deep waters of the grotesque at worst, the fantastical at best

Who is in charge?
Who can make sense?
Who can bring back the process of calm, steady pathways of restrained thought?

The staircase of barriers
Will not stop you falling into the void
That lies deep in the recesses of your mind

You can think anything you want
You can do anything you want
But you are never in control

by Vicki Crowther