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The next step: Trifling with Dada#

So – the next project! I have for a long time felt an affinity with the concepts included in the Dada art/ anti art movement. As well as an understanding for their methods I hold a great appreciation for the … Continue reading

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An extract from A Hunch, performed at Barkston Art Studios

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New performance: A Hunch

As a result of some research through performance practice (done for my MA dissertation), I created a performance piece I titled A Hunch. A Hunch was, I felt, a fitting title which reflects the notion of improvised acts being ‘a … Continue reading

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Performance at Yorkshire Dance: Working with Idle hands

Working with Idle Hands was a performance piece created by Phil Sanger and myself. I loved this performance – very sad this wasn’t captured on film. All considered following the show it was tough – we were the last of … Continue reading

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Images of the performance Working with Idle Hands

God I loved this performance – very sad this wasn’t captured on film. All considered following the show it was tough – we were the last of a line-up which comprised of a ‘family orientated’ audience, people had come carrying family pride to see Uncles, Fathers and children dance rehearsed routines and were perhaps not aware that our style was being offered up on the bill. It was described by an audience member as DaDa – with the added comment that it should be in a New York loft – very pleased about that! However, I was pleased with our performance because it is sometimes difficult to maintain authenticity when performing constant shifts between very differnt ways of presetning ideas, I think also we elevated in our ablility to trust and respond to one another and above all feel enjoyment for being in the performance space again! Continue reading

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The VERB Project in Manchester

69813249The VERB Project (link to a showreel of the performance) The VERB event: an hour (almost) of improvisation, with very little preparation but lots of resources. Prior to entering the space on the first day of the VERB project (curated … Continue reading

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Carrying through with Idle Hands – a text response to Philip Sangers post performance text

A HUNCHBACK STORY FOR A TINY MOUSE I am required to tell him that there is no avoiding this. I consistently refuse, foolish considering the longevity. It’s only two turns to grey, isn’t that what he said? Might we say … Continue reading

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Collaboration: The Pavlov Syndicate have Idle Hands

”He’s been sighted on several occassions half-mourning around the lower end of the terrace, adorned in lilies and a daffodil wreath…still to creek, to bark.. it wasn’t enough…I wondered why he’s had that door widened..if I stood on a chair … Continue reading

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A commissioned solo work as part of ArtistsNorth Beyond The Parasol

Working with Artist North: Beyond the Parasol performance Video

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Text for performance: response to Beyond the Parasol poem by Stephen Leake

…You’ve been here before…Do you remember?…I would crawl through this without falling forever…just to catch the light…this is my point…in my view. For me and for?…the cloth shows the darker shades of the former self…of you…for me…you are a warning. … Continue reading

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