What happens when opposing fronts sweep across the shifting landscape of the gendered body? Can we intervene in newly forming identities, or must we surrender to their unpredictability?
Amy Bell dances and talks her way through this witty and dream-like solo performance, riding the blustery winds of aspiration and becoming, all the while hoping her umbrella doesn’t get turned inside out.
Immersed in a live digital soundscape by composer Jamie McCarthy, and dramaturgy and animation from visual artist Hetain Patel, Amy tackles the all too human longings and frustrations of transformation, trying to read the forecast, wondering how we will know when we’ve arrived.
"Comical and bizarrely fetching"
- Josephine Leask, The Independent for That Was the Time I Stopped, with Valentina Golfieri
Choreography and performance: Amy Bell
Sound and music: Jamie McCarthy
Dramaturgy and animation: Hetain Patel
Lighting design and production management: Lucy Hansom
Creative consultant: Peggy Olislaegers
Please note: This performance contains nudity
Amy Bell is a dance artist whose work embraces performing, making, teaching, writing, dramaturgy and curation. Her installation piece TOMBO(Y)LA investigates unruly gender identities through conversation and body. With Valentina Golfieri she made a series of darkly absurd and critically acclaimed duets. Amy’s performance work comprises theatrical, installation and site-sensitive projects for a range of artists in the UK and Italy, including Tino Sehgal, Lea Anderson, Maresa von Stockert, Alessandro Sciarroni and Chiara Frigo. She has curated experimental events for Rambert and Yorkshire Dance and will present Splayed, a festival of disruptive femininities she has curated for The Place in May/June 2018.
FOR THE CURIOUS
Tue 6 Mar: Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artist.
Commissioned by The Place. Supported by Arts Council England, Tanzhaus Zürich Yorkshire Dance
Venue: at The Place