3 x 3 (formerly ABACUS/ Car Park) is a playful and colourful dance installation that behaves like a multi-player game where it’s the taking part that counts. The audience play an active role in triggering the dancers with their own walking or running in the space. The dancers’ movements reveal patterns and relationships in response to different numbers of "players" and their movements in the space.
Made with: Vanessa Abreu, Luke Birch, Elodie Escarmelle, Lena Kimming, Elisa Vassena.
And performed in 2015 by Vanessa Abreu, Luke Birch, Elodie Escarmelle, Janine Harrington, Lena Kimming, Alice Mackenzie, Stella Papi & Elisa Vassena.
Images: Rajvi Vaya
‘3x3 was extremely easy to stage and offered a unique opportunity for members of the public to engage autonomously and playfully on an equal footing with professional dancers.
Janine's approach to creating work for outdoor spaces is one that I can highly recommend.’
Frank Wilson, Event International/ Gi20
‘It allows any body to do it, whether they’re able-bodied or in a wheelchair or a pushchair. It’s good- that’s what needs to happen.’
3x3 was developed through a commission from Gi20 and the REFINE residency at Chisenhale Dance Space with additional support from Arts Council England, Sadler's Wells and South East Dance.
The work has been performed at UK outdoor arts festivals and this video is from our quietest show at Hull Freedom Festival