L19 Guest Blogs: Meet Annabel Taylor Munt of Tender Balance
This guest blog, it’s time to catch up with Annabel Taylor Munt in a Q&A with her about her L19 event, called Tender Balance.
Q: How did you find out about Leeds International Festival?
“I actually found out through a friend’s recommendation.”
Q: Why did you want to get involved?
“I really wanted to be part of a festival who act as an innovator for change through art.”
Q: Tell us about your event.
“Tender Balance was a choreography and film installation exploring the effects of masculinity and femininity through illness and disabilities. We created an open dialogue with the public of Leeds; a collection of notes on thoughts, moments of grief and stories of survival we shared. From these dialogues, choreography explored the hyper-masculine and feminine ideals in history, media and art.”
Q: What did the festival do for you / your brand / your event?
“The festival allowed me to create work to present to the public for the first time, on a fantastic platform, bringing together diverse art and entertainment in Leeds.”
Q: What do you think of Leeds’ creative landscape?
“The Leeds creative landscape is a really exciting space to be creating work in; it is forever changing and reacting to the times.”
Q: What advice would you give to someone entering the open call for L20?
“Find exciting creatives to work with who believe in you and in the project.”