Dancers subtly alter their spatial configurations in response to the visitors’ movements, playing with the relationship between performance, visitor, and space.  Satelliser  knowingly references modes of gallery spectatorship, and aims to embody a danced self-reflexivity; as if saying, “Aware of our history- as performers, as dance workers- we know we are dancing for you. Do you know you that you are also dancing for us?”     Dancer: Vanessa Abreu  Image: Janine Harrington
       
     
a dance for the gallery
       
     
    Dancer: Alexandrina Hemsley  At Bosse & Baum  Image: Lucy Beech
       
     
       Dancer: Janine Harrington  Image: Conor Creaney         
       
     
       
     
       
     
  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
       
     
 Dancers subtly alter their spatial configurations in response to the visitors’ movements, playing with the relationship between performance, visitor, and space.  Satelliser  knowingly references modes of gallery spectatorship, and aims to embody a danced self-reflexivity; as if saying, “Aware of our history- as performers, as dance workers- we know we are dancing for you. Do you know you that you are also dancing for us?”     Dancer: Vanessa Abreu  Image: Janine Harrington
       
     

Dancers subtly alter their spatial configurations in response to the visitors’ movements, playing with the relationship between performance, visitor, and space. Satelliser knowingly references modes of gallery spectatorship, and aims to embody a danced self-reflexivity; as if saying, “Aware of our history- as performers, as dance workers- we know we are dancing for you. Do you know you that you are also dancing for us?”

 

Dancer: Vanessa Abreu

Image: Janine Harrington

a dance for the gallery
       
     
a dance for the gallery

Developed through performance at Bosse & Baum, Copeland Gallery and residency at Fondation Boghossian, Brussels with:

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

Supported by Arts Council England, Fondation Boghossian and Siobhan Davies Dance through the Dance Artist and Curator Mentorship scheme 2014/15.

 

Dancer: Janine Harrington

Image: Conor Creaney

    Dancer: Alexandrina Hemsley  At Bosse & Baum  Image: Lucy Beech
       
     

 

Dancer: Alexandrina Hemsley

At Bosse & Baum

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