some times
       
     
so slowly that no generation will see but moving inside of it all the same
       
     
It feels just like going, and then underneath that, organisation. Organs.
       
     
       
     
How the dancers said that a dinosaur takes a whole day to do anything, and that this should be the name of the work.
       
     
some times
       
     
some times

SOME TIMES will be my first full-length work, and a move to studio theatre (or similar) context. This marks a new phase of making: integrating materials of movement, writing and singing. The project develops ideas from past works around sociality or ways of being together, but is a move from the cognitively-driven installed works I have been making to a more content-driven work. SOME TIMES explores how shifts in scales can offer different possibilities of thinking about where we are in the contemporary moment. This happens through dances of electrons; evolutionary theories of cooperation and competition as scores to develop material; embodiment of geological time as a dance of tectonic plates; social dance such as in English folk dance and various ways of being together through geometrical / rhythmical organisation.

so slowly that no generation will see but moving inside of it all the same
       
     
so slowly that no generation will see but moving inside of it all the same

The project began in the UK in 2017 with r&d support from Arts Council England and South East Dance and continued in 2018 with support from Arts Council England, South East Dance, Jerwood Foundation, Dance 4 and Siobhan Davies Dance.

It draws together 6 international performers and is developed through contact with additional artists in sound and live-coding, engineering/ media arts, game-design and lighting design.

It feels just like going, and then underneath that, organisation. Organs.
       
     
It feels just like going, and then underneath that, organisation. Organs.

It is a hard to pin down, interspecies feminist/ dawn of Brexit/composting dance of tectonic poetics.

       
     
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Reflection by Paul Hughes for DRAFF, at Siobhan Davies Dance Open Choreography platform where we shared section 4 of the work in early development: geological time and poetry.

How the dancers said that a dinosaur takes a whole day to do anything, and that this should be the name of the work.
       
     
How the dancers said that a dinosaur takes a whole day to do anything, and that this should be the name of the work.

WITH DANCE DEVELOPMENT BY:

Elisa Vassena, Luke Birch, Lena Kimming, Tuan Ly, Katja Nyqvist & Christopher Matthews.

LIGHT: Lucy Hansom.

SOUND: Jamie Forth

WORDS: Janine Harrington.

DRAMATURGY: Lou Cope.

CRITICAL FRIENDS/ ADDITIONAL RESEARCH: Shannon Stewart & Paul Hughes.

PRODUCTION: Iris Chan/ Janine Harrington & Kat Bridge