The Performing Book at Brighton Festival
       
     
       
     
 The Performing Book at Brighton Festival. Co-commissioning from  South East Dance and supported by Arts Council England.   Cast: Lena Kimming, Alice Mackenzie, Vanessa Abreu,Stella Papi, Luke Birch, Elisa Vassena and Christopher Hutchings.   Costume: Janine  Images: Gorm Ashurst
       
     
 Dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Stella Papi, Luke Birch, Elisa Vassena  Image: Gorm Ashurst
       
     
 Dancer: Christopher Matthews  Image: Gorm Ashurst
       
     
 Making The Performing Book in 2011.
       
     
The Performing Book at Brighton Festival
       
     
The Performing Book at Brighton Festival

The Performing Book took it’s starting point from the relationship a reader has to a book- how they can choose not to pick it up, skim through, turn back the pages, start at the end…I transposed the structure of this relationship to dance performance, creating a situation where the audience could alter the movement according to parameters tied to their own positions in space, their speed and direction.  As the audience move past the dancers the dancers change how they perform their movements- dancing it in reverse, smaller and larger (increases and decreases in volume). The audience start to understand how they can play with the composition, by activating the dancing in different ways. 

 

The work has been performed at:

-Brighton Festival, May 2015

-Edinburgh Festival, BBC site, August, 2012

-Wapping Project, 2011

-Deptford X festival (Pigeon Wing gallery) 2011

-Camberwell College of Arts MA degree show, 2011

-What Now Festival, Siobhan Davies Dance, 2010

 

Developed with support from Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund, Camberwell College of Arts, BBC Performing Arts Fund, Gill Clarke, Independent Dance and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

       
     
The Performing Book at Brighton Festival 2015

‘The Performing Book is a work that is both accessible and available for people to join, whilst remaining rigorous in its concept and immaculate in its performance.’

Becky Edmunds, South East Dance

Film by Lucie Sheppard. Images by Gorm Ahurst.

 The Performing Book at Brighton Festival. Co-commissioning from  South East Dance and supported by Arts Council England.   Cast: Lena Kimming, Alice Mackenzie, Vanessa Abreu,Stella Papi, Luke Birch, Elisa Vassena and Christopher Hutchings.   Costume: Janine  Images: Gorm Ashurst
       
     

The Performing Book at Brighton Festival. Co-commissioning from  South East Dance and supported by Arts Council England. 

Cast: Lena Kimming, Alice Mackenzie, Vanessa Abreu,Stella Papi, Luke Birch, Elisa Vassena and Christopher Hutchings. 

Costume: Janine

Images: Gorm Ashurst

 Dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Stella Papi, Luke Birch, Elisa Vassena  Image: Gorm Ashurst
       
     

Dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Stella Papi, Luke Birch, Elisa Vassena

Image: Gorm Ashurst

 Dancer: Christopher Matthews  Image: Gorm Ashurst
       
     

Dancer: Christopher Matthews

Image: Gorm Ashurst

 Making The Performing Book in 2011.
       
     

Making The Performing Book in 2011.