a dance for the gallery
       
     
what i am doing...
       
     
  The work involves the layered, negotiated, communal and ongoing activities of holding space through dancing and conversation. Gendered labour is practised, reinforced, made visible through simultaneity of tasks: responsibility for keeping the dance and conversation alive, the space oriented and doing all this without effort and fatigue. Or with effort which still has resource to be available to each other, and to the visitors.   - Shannon Stewart    Dancer: Vanessa Abreu  Image: Janine Harrington
       
     
 Versions have been developed and shown at:  - Villa Empain, Brussels in the exhibition Repetition, June 2016   - Spont. Fest at Copeland Gallery London, October 2016    - Bosse & Baum work-in-progress sharing, London September 2016   with: Shannon Stewart, Alexandrina Hemsley, Alice Mackenzie, Elisa Vassena Else Tunemyr, Erik Nevin, Charlie Ashwell, Iris Chan, Karin Verbruggen, Lizzie Sells, Lena Kimming, Louise Tanoto, Mirte Boegaert, Liz Kinoshita, Stella Papi, Vanessa Abreu, Ana Cristina Velasquez, Katie Vickers and Katja Nyqvist.  Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Fondation Boghossian residency programme, Bosse & Baum gallery and Siobhan Davies Dance through the Dance Artist and Curator Mentorship scheme 2014/15.    Dancer: Alexandrina Hemsley  Image: Lucy Beech
       
     
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  The experience of being responded to by the dancers speaks to a fundamental, early, form of communication that is at once familiar and yet all too rare. To encounter it in these performances is invigorating and satisfying; it seems to get to the root of some intrinsic participation and collaboration that finds its home in our human need for play.   Audience response     Dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Iris Chan and Stella Papi   Image:   Florian   Herzberg
       
     
a dance for the gallery
       
     
a dance for the gallery

‘Satelliser’ is a rarely used French transitive verb which means “to put into orbit”. Satelliser: a dance for the gallery is a durational performance work for an intergenerational group of women. These dancers subtly alter their spatial configurations in response to the visitors’ movements, playing with the relationship between performance, visitor, and space.

Dancer: Janine Harrington

Image: Conor Creaney

what i am doing...
       
     
what i am doing...

…is part of what constitutes this here

or

going somewhere together

drawing by Janine

  The work involves the layered, negotiated, communal and ongoing activities of holding space through dancing and conversation. Gendered labour is practised, reinforced, made visible through simultaneity of tasks: responsibility for keeping the dance and conversation alive, the space oriented and doing all this without effort and fatigue. Or with effort which still has resource to be available to each other, and to the visitors.   - Shannon Stewart    Dancer: Vanessa Abreu  Image: Janine Harrington
       
     

The work involves the layered, negotiated, communal and ongoing activities of holding space through dancing and conversation. Gendered labour is practised, reinforced, made visible through simultaneity of tasks: responsibility for keeping the dance and conversation alive, the space oriented and doing all this without effort and fatigue. Or with effort which still has resource to be available to each other, and to the visitors. - Shannon Stewart

Dancer: Vanessa Abreu

Image: Janine Harrington

 Versions have been developed and shown at:  - Villa Empain, Brussels in the exhibition Repetition, June 2016   - Spont. Fest at Copeland Gallery London, October 2016    - Bosse & Baum work-in-progress sharing, London September 2016   with: Shannon Stewart, Alexandrina Hemsley, Alice Mackenzie, Elisa Vassena Else Tunemyr, Erik Nevin, Charlie Ashwell, Iris Chan, Karin Verbruggen, Lizzie Sells, Lena Kimming, Louise Tanoto, Mirte Boegaert, Liz Kinoshita, Stella Papi, Vanessa Abreu, Ana Cristina Velasquez, Katie Vickers and Katja Nyqvist.  Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Fondation Boghossian residency programme, Bosse & Baum gallery and Siobhan Davies Dance through the Dance Artist and Curator Mentorship scheme 2014/15.    Dancer: Alexandrina Hemsley  Image: Lucy Beech
       
     

Versions have been developed and shown at:

-Villa Empain, Brussels in the exhibition Repetition, June 2016

-Spont. Fest at Copeland Gallery London, October 2016

- Bosse & Baum work-in-progress sharing, London September 2016

with: Shannon Stewart, Alexandrina Hemsley, Alice Mackenzie, Elisa Vassena Else Tunemyr, Erik Nevin, Charlie Ashwell, Iris Chan, Karin Verbruggen, Lizzie Sells, Lena Kimming, Louise Tanoto, Mirte Boegaert, Liz Kinoshita, Stella Papi, Vanessa Abreu, Ana Cristina Velasquez, Katie Vickers and Katja Nyqvist.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Fondation Boghossian residency programme, Bosse & Baum gallery and Siobhan Davies Dance through the Dance Artist and Curator Mentorship scheme 2014/15.

Dancer: Alexandrina Hemsley

Image: Lucy Beech

       Dancer: Janine Harrington  Image: Conor Creaney         
       
     

 

 

Dancer: Janine Harrington

Image: Conor Creaney

 

 

 

       
     
Audience feedback at the Copeland Gallery 2015
       
     

Work-in-progress shown October 2015, Copeland Gallery. Spontaneous Combustion Festival.

 

Film: Serenella Martufi.

Edit: Janine Harrington

Image: Florian Herzberg with dancer Vanessa Abreu

  The experience of being responded to by the dancers speaks to a fundamental, early, form of communication that is at once familiar and yet all too rare. To encounter it in these performances is invigorating and satisfying; it seems to get to the root of some intrinsic participation and collaboration that finds its home in our human need for play.   Audience response     Dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Iris Chan and Stella Papi   Image:   Florian   Herzberg
       
     

The experience of being responded to by the dancers speaks to a fundamental, early, form of communication that is at once familiar and yet all too rare. To encounter it in these performances is invigorating and satisfying; it seems to get to the root of some intrinsic participation and collaboration that finds its home in our human need for play.

Audience response

 

Dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Iris Chan and Stella Papi

Image: Florian Herzberg