Do Not Be Afraid_Photo by Neil Wissink
Thanks to all who joined us for the first performances of Table of Contents at the ICA in London last month! This month, we continue with performances at Tramway in Glasgow. Table of Contents is a live performance and installation co-created by Siobhan Davies, Andrea Buckley, Helka Kaski, Rachel Krische, Charlie Morrissey and myself, each using our own history as choreographers and performers to question how dance is archived and how different art forms build on their own history.
Recently, I performed my Deborah Hay solo adaptation "Dynamic" at Tate Britain in the company of Martin Creed's Work No. 227: The lights going on and off. I look forward to performing it again this month in a different setting at De Montfort University in Leicester. Along with 19 other dance artists from around the world, I commissioned Deborah Hay to create this solo choreographic score in September 2012 and worked with her for 10 days. I then began a practice of performing the score daily for a minimum of nine months, in a gradual and continuing process of developing my own adaptation of it.
Candoco Dance Company dancer Vicky Malin also recently performed the solo I made for her in 2011, This is it, at Duckie. The work toys playfully with our expectations of a solo contemporary dance performer and features Vicky's live vocal performance of the euro-pop-dance anthem that I wrote especially for her with music by Scanner. As part of the work, her song is available on iTunes.
I also recently created a new commission for The Place's Centre for Advanced Training based on my discussion project Dance So You Think You Can, first presented at Nottdance Festival 2013, inviting people to join in conversations about what dance is and about the relationship between dancing and thinking.
With warm wishes,