Interview with Rana San, Co-Director of Cadence Video Poetry Festival 
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1d ago
Conducted by Maxine Flasher-Düzgünes. Last month I shared a conversation with Rana San, Co-Director of Cadence Video Poetry Festival, an annual film festival based in Seattle, Washington that is dedicated to screening works combining text and moving image. Rana identifies as a poet, filmmaker, and dance artist, and is currently working with the company, Anadolu Turkish Folk Dancers... Source ..read more
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Move with the trouble | Moving Kinship
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1w ago
Words by Sarah Lapinsky. I’m going to start this review by saying I think you should read this book. Okay, hold on– I’ll qualify that: if you are interested in movement, connection, feminism, embodiment, psychotherapy, emotional processing, have ever experienced grief or trauma, heard the words “kinesthetic empathy,” or even if you haven’t and you’re wondering ‘what on earth does that mean’ — this... Source ..read more
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Oona Doherty scores with ‘Wall’ performed by NYDC
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1w ago
Words by Hannah Finnimore. “All for one And one for all You hear the call Your country needs you To play football” More tender, patient and thoughtful than the title suggests, Oona Doherty’s Wall (performed by the brilliant NYDC) is a meditation on home and belonging in an England hypnotised by nostalgia. Opening on a half-lit stage, a spotlight crawls along, highlighting four gently undulating... Source ..read more
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Susan Kempster & Jack Thomson on choreography within image-making
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1w ago
Photographer Jack Thomson and choreographer Susan Kempster have recently come together to work on Susan Kempster’s new project, MOTHER. MOTHER is an intergenerational duet that invites the audience to question intimacy and who we are to each other. Focusing on topics including ageing and the bond between an older woman and younger male, the duet that explores the intimate physical connection that... Source ..read more
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Metal & Water a new studio for dance
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1w ago
Metal & Water is a new creative studio for dance, creating, producing and curating live, digital, film and participatory dance at the leading edge of new practice. The team of producers, curators, and researchers are led by an ethic of accessibility and equity and by its shared dedication to enquire deeply into the capacity of dance and choreography for re-imagining and being together. Metal & Source ..read more
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Akira Uchida debuts film What A Place
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3w ago
New York-based choreographer Akira Uchida’s latest dance film What A Place, which was created in collaboration with electronic music artist altrice, recently premiered on Nowness. What A Place delves and digs into the broad spectrum of self-expression using four distinct yet interconnected scenes or states to highlight the different types of self that exist in these spaces. Each scene – the film... Source ..read more
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Bringing disability into dance environments with Stuart Waters
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3w ago
Words by Sarah Lapinsky. How does one begin to describe an artist like Stuart Waters? A challenge he poses to himself through his “living” practice, ever-evolving to encapsulate the complex intersectionality of all the facets of his work and his identity. Collaborating to create and perform thoughtful works while also developing and sharing measures for safe and accessible practices... Source ..read more
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Charlotte Mclean’s Futuristic Folktales brings people together
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1M ago
Words by Gabriel Levine. ‘I’m finding it quite difficult to keep going,’ sighs one of the two performers in Charlotte Mclean’s newest dance-theatre work Futuristic Folktales, which travelled to Glasgow’s Tramway in April via London, Dundee and Bern. After a sustained sequence of intense movement – a mixture of highland and contemporary dance with elements of breakdance, contortion and shadow-play... Source ..read more
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Ray Young’s ‘Out’ a celebration of queer joy
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Words by Josephine Leask. Performed at Lilian Baylis 25 and 26 April. Ray Young’s welcoming, relaxed performance at the Lilian Baylis oozes with sensuality, Jamaican Dancehall vibes and queerness. Out shines a fresh queer light on Caribbean dance in a duet that articulates a conversation between non-binary and trans bodies of colour that defiantly refuses a colonial, white, capitalist... Source ..read more
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Getting to know independent artist Olivia Grassrot
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1M ago
Originally from Belgium, movement artist Olivia Grassot started performing and moving in her family living room aged six. Her parents encouraged her to dance and be creative, and then she studied at Conservatoire de la danse de Bruxelles. Although not seeking a professional career in dance and art then, it was an invitation letter from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance when she was... Source ..read more
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