Empa is an intimate participative installation that tackles questions of communication including; how we see each other and ourselves and also how communities come back together after lockdown and during the current loneliness pandemic.

This facilitated interactive and participatory work for two people brought strangers together for a unique and intimate experience by combining virtual reality, writing, conversation, reflection, live camera feeds and dance.


Creative Team

Artistic Director/Choreographer: Katie Dale-Everett (Katie Dale-Everett Dance)

Creative Technologist: Sian Fan

Dancers: Lucy Freeman, KJ Mortimer and Amy Morvell

Technical Advisor: Gonçalo Lopes

Technical Assistant: Sam Eccles



Supported and Funded by

Arts Council England National Lottery Funding 

Studio Wayne McGregor’s Questlab Network


Studio Wayne McGregor: Private Sharing