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We no longer search for news: news finds us. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. explores the impact of social media in everyday life and the need to reset and begin again.
This is not a political statement, nor is it about any particular sequence of events. It has become commonplace to wake up and find that something momentous has occurred overnight, often first discovered via social media. As all media coverage intensifies and other events pile up, it can be difficult not to be overwhelmed, even as the cycle of normal life continues. How do we maintain normality when emotion replaces reason?
This third work by Watts Dance features an all-female cast of four, dancing to an original musical score played live onstage by the composer.
Exploring the notion of social and media pressure on the female body based on the choreographer’s personal story. Through strong movements, the dancers reveal their breath, stress and anxiety.
Her Past in their Present Now is a piece for five dancers with varying body types and from different cultural backgrounds. The work explores the notion of social and media pressure on the female body and stems from the choreographer and the dancers’ personal stories and experiences. Through strong movement, intense actions and the use of breath and text, the dancers reveal their anxiety, stress, sadness, panic and uncertainty. Tension, synchronized and unexpected rhythms feature heavily within the work creating an intense atmosphere. As the movement and breath builds throughout the piece, the dancers’ bodies respond by becoming more uncontrolled and eventually bound.
Brita Grov is a Norwegian freelance contemporary dance artist, performer, improviser and choreographer under the company name Grov Productions. She graduated from the BA (hons) Contemporary Dance at Laban in 2014 and has been performing and producing work both nationally and internationally.
When injustice is rife, silence is deafening, but can one lone voice make a difference?
This solo piece explores suppression of free speech through hip hop dance and spoken word.
This expressive solo piece explores suppression of free speech and peaceful protest through hip hop dance and spoken word. Focusing on the recent spate of unjust black killings at the hands of police, It’s Time to Speak, highlights the frustrations suffered by those who wish to protest against it, but feel their voices are not being heard.
‘'Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter’’. Martin Luther
So will you stand, sit, kneel speak or do nothing…
Supported by Artists 4 Artists
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Venue: at The Place