Unspecified Involvements #2, London
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Unspecified Involvements #2, London

Unspecified Involvements is a space to share experimental, fragile and partial practices involving writing. We are making this space to support our practices, and imagine future iterations following formats to be determined by the needs and questions of the people taking part. 

For #2 there will be a small number of reader-speakers each presenting/ trying something out:

*Laura Burns

*Janine Harrington

*Clover Peake


+ more to be announced soon

 

Location and timing info coming soon!

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Professional class/ workshops, PRAXIS, Oslo
Jun
20
to Jun 22

Professional class/ workshops, PRAXIS, Oslo

In these sessions we will move through a series of simple to more complex relational scores developed towards performance. Physical methodologies will be drawn mainly from my interactive dance works exploring improvisation, play, choreography as coding, danced-games, rule systems and puzzles. Sessions will be playful, communal and committed to figuring something out through dancing.

More practical info soon here or here

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Unspecified Involvements #1 Brussels
May
16
6:15 PM18:15

Unspecified Involvements #1 Brussels

Unspecified Involvements is a space to share experimental, fragile and partial practices involving writing. We are making this space to support our practices, and imagine future iterations following formats to be determined by the needs and questions of the people taking part. 

For #1 there will be a small number of reader-speakers each presenting/ trying something out:

*Thomas Dupal

*Janine Harrington

*James Hogan

*Eleanor Ivory Weber

*Júlia Rocha

Come at 6.15, we read 6.30-7.30pm to avoid a cross-fade with the Capoeira class above! Then a drink somewhere....

Location info: House VDH is on the 2nd floor of Bonnefooi. Metro: Bourse/ Beurs.

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#wetoo & ENGAGEMENT, Brussels
Mar
5
8:30 PM20:30

#wetoo & ENGAGEMENT, Brussels

In the wake of #MeToo, Ilse Ghekiere published the article #Wetoo: What Dancers Talk About When They Talk About Sexism. Her research into sexism in the Belgian dance sector – and the debate it instigated – developed into the anti-sexism campaign ENGAGEMENT. This evening will feature several artist-activists who are coming to talk about the steps that have been taken and the artistic strategies to tackle the abuse of power, discrimination, and inappropriate behaviour.

I will be speaking at this event following involvement in thinking around #MeToo and the specific/ general expression of this in dance scene(s). 

info and tickets (free)

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what is dance without an audience? conference, Oxford
Mar
3
10:30 AM10:30

what is dance without an audience? conference, Oxford

A conference day which culminates a series of three seminars, exploring this provocative question, 'What is Dance without an Audience?'.

For academics in all disciplines, dance artists and movement practitioners, and anyone else who wants to exchange thinking about dance! This conference will be a whole day exploring responses around questions of dance and audience. Themes will include dance in ritual and worship contexts; the role of the dance critic; a workshop on the Visual Matrix Method of accessing audience response; investigations into performer-audience connections across Bharatanatyam dance, site-specific work and other disciplines.

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symmetries, mirrors, eyes/ no eyes: mediated choreography and puzzle dances
Feb
12
to Feb 15

symmetries, mirrors, eyes/ no eyes: mediated choreography and puzzle dances

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research week with undergraduate students at Roehampton University

Over several days in the studio we will explore physical methodologies drawn from my interactive dance works. We will play with ideas around choreography as coding, danced-games, rule-systems and puzzle-dances. We will practice and build together; developing physical materials and familiarity with a cerebral way of working. Through everything we will tether our explorations to the experience of the audience and the role they might play in how the work unfolds. 

 

You will need (indoor) trainers that you can run in, a notebook/ paper and a few coloured pens or pencils. 

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Siobhan Davies Dance "Doing Day" - SOLD OUT
Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Siobhan Davies Dance "Doing Day" - SOLD OUT

This day-long workshop invites you to actively engage in artists’ research to explore the intersection between the body, movement and the digital.

In the morning’s workshop, choreographer Janine Harrington will introduce digital concepts that she uses in making her work like coding, tracking, zooming and navigating. Through games and movement activities, you’ll develop and use a set of tools for creating movement drawing on our culture’s growing digital literacy.

In the afternoon, artists Gibson / Martelli will introduce tools for engagement with movement in augmented and virtual reality. You will be able to experience and experiment with performance technologies to discover how we respond to ourselves, others and environments in these ‘new spaces'.

Doing Day: Dance / Digital
Sun 4 Feb, 10.30am-4.30pm
£25 / £20 conc (plus booking fees)

No previous dance or choreographic experience required

 tickets

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embodied interactivity or everybody in the audience a partner
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

embodied interactivity or everybody in the audience a partner

Teaching on Mediated Choreography MA/MFA module at Roehampton University

In this session we will consider mediation in two ways. Taking a number of my works as concrete examples of practising performance, we will think about the score (the plan, the coding) and how its manifestation is negotiated in real-time through changing  material and attentional conditions. We will think through analogies of coding, and a lens of “practice” to explore ways in which the audience/ visitor could be conceptualised as co-agent or navigator of the work. The session will be part presentation and part practical exploration.  

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