Do Not Be Afraid_Photo by Neil Wissink
My next London performances will be on November 1st & 2nd, when I look forward to being back at Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis Studio with my science-fiction performance-lecture Now That We Know. These performances will be accompanied by a symposium with invited speakers on November 2nd to launch the ‘Institute of Neurochoreography’. I warmly invite your contributions to the symposium via this call out for questions (pdf).
I also look forward to performing Now That We Know at De Montfort University in Leicester on October 25th (book tickets here), and to inviting Guy Claxton to join me for a research seminar at De Montfort’s CIRID (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Dance) on November 21st, exact details to be announced soon.
An iteration of my solo installation Loop Atlas, first commissioned and performed last year as part of the Siobhan Davies Dance group show material/ rearranged/ to/ be, has also been showing over the summer months: the video installation version, Loop Atlas IV, was part of the exhibition Pursuits of Happiness at De Montfort University’s The Gallery in Leicester from May to August.
Since October 2017, I’m excited to have begun a practice-based PhD that brings new kinds of support to my choreographic practice for 3 years. Thanks to AHRC funding from Midlands3Cities and partnership support from Dance4 and Siobhan Davies Dance, my PhD will be based at De Montfort University in Leicester.
Finally, I’m delighted to announce that the first results of my 2-year science research collaboration have been published in the form of two co-authored scientific papers: Joint Action Aesthetics (in the journal PLOS ONE) and The Choreography of Group Affiliation (in Topics in Cognitive Science). This collaboration with co-investigators including cognitive scientist and dancer Guido Orgs (Goldsmiths) explored the links between synchronous movement, group co-operation and the performing arts. I created the choreographic work Group Study through and for this research process. Read the press release for the first paper here.
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