Wed 25 May

Resolution Festival 2022

Christine Sollie | SLiDE Collective | Grand Gesture

£16 / £12 (conc)

Resolution, the most anticipated event of The Place’s calendar returns!

This year 66 artists across 22 nights showcase bite-size premiere performances at London’s boldest dance theatre. Don’t miss the ultimate pick ‘n’ mix festival of live theatre!

Christine Sollie - Tracing Waves

Tracing Waves is an immersive journey on listening beyond the visual. Audience sits by a seashore of speakers and is invited to listen and be with waves of body movements, aural (electronic) sea-waves, and a wavy set design of silver mylar foils resembling a sea like surface on stage. You will experience sounds vibrating through the body as they vibrate through materials and space. Through textural qualities of water, this piece, researches concepts of fluidity, repetition, chaos, response, embeddedness and relationality. Finally, the stage becomes an immersive instrument that sounds, holds and creates possible (sonic) worlds.

Justine Hollie (audience): "Throughout the piece, I felt like my internal brain was receiving a gentle massage."

Duration: 25mins

Tracing Waves Trailer from Christine Sollie on Vimeo.

Production Credits
Concept, choreography and performance:
Christine Sollie
Sound Design: Xavier Velastin
Advise light: Gertjan Biasino
Light: Marco Cifre 
Mentors: Vera Tussing and Salomé Voegelin
With thanks to Hilary Stainsby, Imogen Harvey, Rose Birchall, Mike Picknett, Nicole Robson, The Place

SLiDE - Crosswor(l)ds

Two young male performers, from their unique perspectives, attempt to discover the rules of the game moving from meticulous planning to improvised chaos and everything in between. Can they make any sense of it and their place within it? This is a duet performed by Aaron who loves style and William who loves puzzles. They all experience life differently and this performance is where their worlds meet. The piece explores a quest for solutions in an ever-changing world, dealing with themes of agency and identity.

Duration: 15mins

Production Credits
Aaron Baksh, William Colgate.
Choreography: Dancers and Gemma Coldicott

Grand Gesture - Coming of Age

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Grand Gesture – performers who refuse to bow out. Coming of Age examines the ageing body from an intergenerational perspective. Is there really a generation gap? Or are there experiences and revelations that are shared? Grand Gesture makes pieces collaboratively by utilising the individual strengths of each performer to create quirky dance theatre works. This performance mixes music and spoken word interpreted through a variety of styles – contemporary, hip hop and break dance alongside physical theatre.

Duration: 20mins

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How to watch

This is a live performance in The Place theatre. 

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About the artists

Christine Sollie
Christine’s research situates itself in the field of listening as a tool to re-imagine choreographic practises. In her practice, she is trying to find out how much performance and dance can be listened to and with. New materialism, hydrofeminism and sonic thinking form solid anchors for her practice. She studied choreography at The Place and has over 10 years performance experience. She performed with Theater De Spiegel (BE), Nat Gras (BE), Theater Tol (BE), HOTEL PROFORMA (DK), LUNDAHL & SEITL (SW), Untold Garden (UK) and in several operas. She worked closely with choreographer Louise Chardon (FR), Kenzo Kusado (JP) and Jon R. Skulberg (DK) and Katja Richter (DE).

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SLiDE is a community of mixed ability dancers, musicians and creatives based in Croydon of varying ages and backgrounds. SLiDE makes experimental performance pieces using improvised and contemporary movement. The work is usually presented in a relaxed format, with carefully considered ways for the audience to engage and interact with the work. SLiDE has shown work at Turner Contemporary, Stanley Arts, Turf Projects, Southbank Centre and the Brit School. SLiDE’s dance films have been selected for film festivals curated by Blue Elephant Theatre, Croydonites Theatre Festival, Cultured Mongrel and FilmOxford.

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Grand Gesture
Grand Gesture has been described as a company of inspiring, quirky geri-anarchists shaking off the cloak of elder invisibility. The company celebrates ageing and fights ageism with playfully odd and entertaining performances. It has created and performed for BBC TV’s The Greatest Dancer, live theatre and digital productions. For the first time in Resolution 2022, a younger dancer joins to add an extra dimension. Dancers are Mary Cox (founder/director) performer and teacher; Andy Newman (associate) dancer and facilitator; and Charlie Ann Blair, founder/CEO of The Blair Academy.

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Times: 7.30pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Resolution 2022

Performance Dates

Resolution 2022

Resolution, the most anticipated event of The Place’s calendar returns!