‘threaded insert’ at STREAM, Dartington on September 7th

I will perform’ threaded insert’ as part of the three-day programme for STREAM: a Series of Transdisciplinary Rituals & Experiments in Art & Music at Dartington on Friday 7th September 2018. My performance will take place in Studio 6 and the adjoining spaces from 2.00pm on the Friday. There will be live work, projected and installed works and social events across the weekend. The event is coordinated by Sarah Gray to mark the 10 year anniversary of the closing of Dartington College of Arts at the Dartington Campus. Work will be presented by alumni and former faculty members across music, performance writing, visual performance, dance and theatre.

Breath Pieces at Tramway, Glasgow; June 23rd 2018

On Saturday June 23rd 2018 I took part in the premiere of Rosanna Irvine’s Breath Pieces at Tramway, Glasgow. We had been working together on a section over the previous months, ‘material and transitions’ a vocal sound piece or ‘duet’. Irvine had also worked with three other dancer-performers on other sections of the work. The company of five spent a week working in the space at Tramway to develop the live event, which combined drawing, speech, breath, dance, movement, actions and blowing bubbles and deflating balloons. We had an attentive and supporting audience for the first public showing, and I look forward to touring the work to other venues in the future. More details of the project and the ideas we were working with can be found at the Breath Pieces website.

‘threaded insert’ for Projectivisms, Cardiff on 18 May 2018

On Friday May 18th I will present ‘threaded insert’ at the symposium, Projectivisms: way-making the contemporary projective. Organised by Wanda O’Connor, the programme includes performances, papers, workshops and readings.

The structural inheritance of the projective has given way to new experiments of shape, juxtaposition and as yet unnamed forces. What now eclipses or brings forward this important formal work?

Events take place at Cardiff University’s Glamorgan Building and are open to the public.

working on ‘breath pieces’ with Rosanna Irvine

Over the past few weeks I have been meeting with Rosanna Irvine to develop an element for the performance project Breath Pieces. This aspect of the project will premiere at Tramway in Glasgow on Saturday 23rd June.

Breath Pieces draws on Eastern breath practices – including martial arts and yoga – to investigate the material and energetic qualities of breath. Conceived as an expanded choreographic project, it operates across art forms in the creation of multiple pieces. In each piece the actuality of the breathing breath is the driving force for the visceral emerging of kinetic, sonic and visual imagery. The event at Tramway brings together many of the pieces in an immersive performance experience. Each piece is distinct though at times overlapping or interacting with other pieces. Audience is mobile. Breath is everywhere.

The work is part of an ongoing research project Breath Pieces by Rosanna Irvine.

More information and booking via the Tramway website