I am thrilled to share that after a very long publication process the edited volume Art and Dance in Dialogue: Body, Space, Object was published in November 2020. This interdisciplinary book brings together essays that consider how the body enacts social and cultural rituals in relation to objects, spaces, and the everyday, and how these … Continue reading
Incredibly, despite the pandemic and all the cancelled and vanished work it has entailed, we managed to find a pinhole of opportunity in the relative lull of case numbers during early autumn that allowed us to perform Sadunära— a Contact Improvisation-based performance for 6-9 year olds produced by ZebraDans—at two international festivals. It was not … Continue reading
As part of Within Practice 2020, a collaboration between choreographer Björn Säfsten and Stockholm University of the Arts, I was part of a group of artists from INSISTER SPACE that organised and hosted two practice sharing sessions during the week. My specific contribution was a collaboration with Maia Means on the design and production of … Continue reading
For 2020-21 I will be joining the board of Släktet Ekonomisk Förening, the organisation responsible for running the artist house höjden, located in Östberga, Stockholm. höjden was started in 2019 by a group of freelance artists and is an interdisciplinary artist-driven platform for production, context and daily work, primarily in dance, performance, and choreography, but … Continue reading
During a week in October I again had the opportunity to host the AT ISSUE* morning classes at höjden. I proposed some tasks to explore what I have previously termed the ‘somatic-linguistic’—that is, the way in which language is embodied and our (mind)bodies are enlanguaged. In other words, my proposals for this week were concerned with unraveling different … Continue reading
During a week in June I had the opportunity to host the AT ISSUE* morning classes at höjden. I proposed an issue for the physical study circle that stems from my current research around anatomical language and the naming of bodies (working project title: Hollow the bones), and which worked with poeticizing and problematizing some of our somatic-linguistic entanglements. Proposing … Continue reading
In May 2019 I had the pleasure of teaching a class at Echo Echo Dance Company’s Contact Improvisation Festival in Derry, Northern Ireland. Some nice dancing, nice meetings, nice lighting!
etymologies anatomies spells recipes bones poem-scores labyrinths somatic-linguistic entities spirals creatures rewording kaleidoscopic unfoldings unleashing naming poeticizing problematizing authority not-origins tracing histories embodied entangled The autumn has seen me start to explore in the studio some things that have been germinating in thinking-writing spaces since the start of the year. During September 2018 I had a … Continue reading
After premiering Sounding lines at Weld in Stockholm during February 2018, it was interesting, and challenging, to re-meet the work several months later within the context of the Open Choreography Performance programme at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios. Sounding lines was performed at SDDS on 15th June 2018, as part of this performance evening: https://www.siobhandavies.com/whats-on/performance/open-choreography-performance-evening-summer-2018/ Performing the work that evening … Continue reading
During November 2017, sounding score was in residency at c.off. This process existed parallel to a process of writing about the work for a forthcoming publication, and this double process of two completely different ways of engaging with the research was an interesting one to inhabit. Some articulations of sounding score in the context of … Continue reading
see also: Weld residency cont.
I have had the pleasure of having some writings appear in three artist-led publications recently: 1. Table Conversation # 3 (Articulation). Table Conversation is an interdisciplinary written conversation hosted by Annika Pannitto and Erica Preli. For more info click here. 2. The Drawing Board, created by Tetrad Collective: 3. This container (Nov-Dec ’16), created by … Continue reading
After another week of residency at Weld in January to continue re-searching this slippery practice, I am left with a sense that something very clear is emerging, even if it is hard to articulate what it is. Maybe it is: something about an expanded body something about eighteen minutes something about a collective text something about the … Continue reading
(This post is a chance to articulate my intention(s) for the periods I will be working at Weld during September/October.) This residency is… a chance to submerge myself in a few things I’ve left simmering on the back burner over the last year and a half. a chance to bring three strands/facets of my research together to coexist and reconnect; … Continue reading
From 8th-10th August, I will be facilitating professional class in Leeds, organised and hosted by ProDanceLeeds. It will be a class working towards stimulating and awakening the thinking-sensing body,drawing on release-based techniques to access greater clarity and freedom of movement. Combining individual and partner dancing, and set material and improvisation, we encourage a greater awareness of our own somas, … Continue reading