Welcome to my website! My name is Kate E. Deeming, my work will be familiar to many as the 'Dancing Christmas Tree (2020/21) when I dressed as a Christmas tree and danced hundreds of miles for joy and funds for local primary schools. I have also been noted as the Disco Chicken, the Danstronaut, the Boogie Unicorn and The Broomielaw Dancing Queen. And, most recently, as the Dancing Lemon! I am an artist who works in communities, who uses dance to make good things happen! My work has spanned decades and continents, you can find more about me here!
I've just completed the grooviest-happiest-jive making-bouncing-rockin'-gotta-LOVE-GLASGOW EIGHT DAYS of dancing with other people as part of the Glasgow Green Live Zone Commonwealth Festival Hoo-HA-HA-HA! And it was simply SPECTACULAR :) I figure all in all I danced DIRECTLY with OVER 800 people - and I have films to prove it! See below for all the spectacular love-liness! (Each day was themed musically on the Green so I choose music to go along the VIBE) xxoo (pictured wi
“HIYA! Where you been?” he said with great familiarity, welcoming me on Buchanan Street, “haven’t seen ya in a while”. I stopped and surveyed the young man’s fresh face, his genuine happiness at seeing me, and in that moment I marvelled in our common humanity. I first saw Michael* years ago, sitting on a pavement or other begging, eyes distant with drug, younger then his haggard appearance would let on. I stopped then, as I often do, just to say hello, to offer a moment of…
It’s time to focus on our youth. “We’re already too youth obsessed!” you might say, and rightly so. Except that I would argue that the mainstream (media) focus given to ‘youth’ is not about ‘being young’ at all, but more about being fast, sexy, unlined, unlived, and (to be honest) uninteresting. This is not youth this is Stepford Wives extension re-branded for a mass audience. I would hope that even those in the under-20 age bracket would see beyond, to live more, better and