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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!
Dogstar Dance Theater/Anna Dunlop - Prairie Winters
A young woman enters the space, wearing a fur coat. She is so loved, and she can’t bear it. It’s so heavy. She needs to tell you something.
Through an evening of story-telling, blending film, theater, movement and exhaustion, layers of love and blood follow as we walk through old family photos, ocean freighters, and migration patterns of Canadian fauna. A full-bodied experience with no answers, and a moment from the world to acknowledge how heavy love is. The beauty and the burden of it.
Prairie Winters is the culmination research in Vienna and New York supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, into states of exhaustion in performance. What happens when the body has been stripped of it’s layers of protection, when the muscular mechanisms we hide behind fail, and all we have left is ourselves. Honesty, vulnerability, empathy, and unspoken connection are at the core of this practice. We ask the question, when everything has gone, who is left behind?
"Exposing so many fascinating elements of movement, failure, choreography, and a whole bunch more"- Nicholas Sanchez, New York based multi-media artist
Performer: Bethanie Hayes
Choreographer: Anna Dunlop
Composer: Ábel M.G.E.
Theatre Director: Anna Buckmaster
Editor: Aubrey Lavender
PT Consultant: Annabel Knobbs
Content and Sensitivity Advisor: Aruna Srivastava
Supported by Atlas ImPulsTanz, MOtiVE Brooklyn, Canada Council for the Arts
Teresa Skamletz - Wet Bit of Sand
Become immersed in a pink landscape of pleasure, joy and eroticism. Exploring affection and intimacy in women loving women couples ‘Wet Bit of Sand’ invites you into a quiet and tender space of queer desire.
Choreography: Teresa Skamletz
Dancers: Kathryn Fisher, Laure Dubanet (previously Hannah Wallace)
Composer: Sara Wolff
Mentor: April Brown
Financial Support: TL Ignite Grant
With thanks to Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Dance at Middlesex University
Simona Scotto in collaboration with Counterpoint Dance Company - Say my Name
Say My Name is a dance theatre piece which speaks about a woman becoming invisible as she ages and slowly disappears, losing more value once her ability to procreate ceases. Say My Name is a dance theatre piece which speaks about a woman becoming invisible as she ages and slowly disappears, losing more value once her ability to procreate ceases. This project is a continuing exploration into women who are seeking to find a healthy identity and to fight back the toxic role models given by today’s society through social media. The show explores feelings of fear, introspection, joy and excitement as we listen to 'society's' voice. Do we lose ourselves? Do we rebel?
Age Restriction: 18+
Choreography: Simona Scotto in collaboration with the dancers.
Dancers: Lucy Silver, Eileen Gillen, Mary Impey, Michela Vecchi, Rosalind Topping, Rachel Starling, Diane Greene, Gay Stoltz, Viv Peyton, Linda Foster, Fionuala Power, Claire Smith.
Mentor: Joe Garbett
Poems by: Ann Cliffornd and Isabelle Mathews
With gratitude to donors and GoFundme and Counterpoint CORE team.
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This is a live performance in The Place theatre.
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Dogstar Dance Theater / Anna Dunlop
Dogstar Dance Theater is the name Anna Dunlop publishes collaborative work under. Anna is a Canadian born, UK based dance artist, trained at ArtEz, Codarts, and London Contemporary Dance School. Her practice is inspired by film and literature, and is based in empathy, exhaustion, and horror. Her work has been presented in Canada, the UK, Holland, Austria, and the U.S.A.
Dogstar’s vision is that of a fluid collection of artists from all mediums who are inspired and challenged by each other, dedicated to nothing and everything. With no manifesto beyond a curiosity into what hasn’t been made yet.
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Teresa Skamletz is a queer dance artist and maker exploring spaces between and beyond inherited structures and binaries. Teresa is interested in investigating possibilities of self & being and aims to make the personal and intimate visible and tangible through movement.
Laure is a french dancer based in London. She trained as a Contemporary Dance teacher at Epsedanse in Montpellier and then studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire graduating in 2020. Career credits include: Theo Lowe, Hannah Wallace, Julie Cunningham and the English National Opera.
Kathryn initially studied architecture at university before undertaking a second degree in dance at Trinity Laban conservatoire. Since graduating from Laban in 2021 she was able to combine her comedic theatricality with her newfound love of contemporary dance in a new piece of dance theatre by Gabriella Engdahl titled 'the normal world'.
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Counterpoint Dance Company
Counterpoint dance Company is challenging the sedate image of older people and their abilities! Using dance we create a vibrant new image of the older person by developing, sharing, promoting and performing the creative ideas of over 55s.
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Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Resolution 2022