Tue 7 Jun

Resolution Festival 2022

Hsing-Ya | Hannah Grace | Emma Stanworth

£16 / £12 (conc)

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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!

Hsing-Ya - BLACK & WHITE

BLACK & WHITE is an emotional solo performance by Taiwanese dance artist Hsing Ya, set on the beautiful island of Taiwan formally known as Formosa, an area steeped in multicultural history. Using contemporary dance, balloon, live music and a blend of traditional Taiwanese and western contemporary music, Hysing Ya seeks to unearth her roots and to express her personal experience of an east/west culture clash. It is about identity, East Asia, West nude, ethnicity, history, culture shock, female, race, language, contrast, symbol, abstract.

“If we forget where we came from, we will never know where we are going." - "The Last Samurai”(2003)

Hannah Grace - SACRED AWAKENING: This Is Not My Skin

SACRED AWAKENING is a multifaceted project which researches the physical and energetic states of the female body, namely its hormone system, womb, vagina and vulva. This Is Not My Skin is the third installment, and first live performance piece of this larger project. Through movement and song, This Is Not My Skin allows the audience to witness a journey of two female-inhabiting people become aware of and release their patriarchal conditioning, or ‘skins’ that aren’t theirs. This piece is inspired by the notion that the most radical way to heal is by returning to the body: returning to feeling. It comments on the constant fight/flight/freeze mode that patriarchal, capitalistic systems impose on the body, and how those states remove humans from being able to experience and process events. It speaks to systematic expectations of female sexuality, inter-relational rape and unspoken sexual abuse. How does one learn to feel so that they may heal?

Content Warning: Sensitive content around the topic of rape is discussed in this performance, and there are sexual references made through movement and costuming.

Age Restriction: 16+

Duration: 25mins

Emma Stanworth - th\ud

Weaving, intersecting, and meeting. th\ud explores the parallels between the tides, and the encounters we have between each other. Accompanied by an unsettling but poetic soundscape of thumps and bangs. You are invited to join us as the performers explore the dynamics of jumping into water, confront chance encounters and share the tale of a boat hitting a rock at sea.

Age Restriction: 16+

Duration: 20mins

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How to watch

This is a live performance in The Place theatre. 

Please note: We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety and experience of our performers and audiences. With that in mind, we are continuing to sell at a reduced capacity with a view to increase to full capacity should the conditions allow for it. As a result, the seating layout may change between the time of your booking and the performance date, therefore seating may not be socially distanced. Please rest assured that our aim will be to operate our front of house areas and auditorium within recommendations for safety. If you have any questions please contact

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About the artists

Hsing Ya is a Taiwanese choreographer and dancer. She joined Ella Mesma Company in 2016 and most recently performed at Sadler’s Wells. She took part in choreography residencies at The Watermill Center, The American Dance Festival and The Taipei Artist Village. Hsing Ya has been selected as the 2023 resident choreographer of Cité internationale des arts in Paris. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, National Cultural and Arts Foundation, and the Ministry of Culture(Taiwan) since 2013. Hsing Ya’s performance experience includes Ella Mesma Company, Anna Alvarez and Apple Yang’s productions- UK, American Dance Festival ICR Program–USA, Dance and Forum Taipei, Feng Dance Theatre, WC Dance company, Camping- Asia - Taiwan.

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Hannah Grace
Hannah Grace (she/her) is a dancer and dance-maker exploring using movement research and choreography to digest and transmute individual and collective experiences. She believes the union of body, mind and soul to be the anchoring to liberation and peace. Her movement practice and choreography aims to unite these, and reflect questions and experiences to participants so that they may gain deeper insight their own authentic self. Jacquelyn Tepper (they/she), originally from Los Angeles, CA is an artist working at the intersection of contemporary concert and commercial dance. Since moving to London, they have worked with Holly Blakey, Malik Nashad Sharpe, and Léa Tirabasso in originating three dance films with EDGE Dance Company. They are excited to be working with emerging artists like Hannah, alongside completing their masters dissertation on how to foster more gender inclusive policies and experiences for gender nonconforming/queer students.

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Emma Stanworth
Emma Stanworth is London-based dance maker. She is interested in using various art forms such as (but not limited to) comedy, film and creative writing to create performances rooted in human connection.

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Times: 7.30pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Resolution 2022

Resolution 2022

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