The Bridge was the created as the culmination of research and development during a yearlong BBC Performing Arts Fund fellowship hosted by Independent Dance and is part of my algorithmic performance series.
45 performers danced in 10 structures/ systems which proposed different relationships between the audience and the dancers. As the audience moved across the bridge, their movement activated dances according to rules which could be learned through further physical investigation.
The Bridge was supported by Arts Council England and Siobhan Davies Dance through a Big Dance Micro Grant, Tate Modern, BBC Performing Arts Fund, Independent Dance and Celebrate the City festival.
The core team of dancers involved in the research and development of this project were: Alice MacKenzie, Lena Kimming, Luke Birch, Alexandrina Hemsley, Laura Lee, Katja Nyqvist, Iris Chan and Katharin Cooper.
Images: Mike Harwood