Montag, 28. Juli 2014

Trio Collective: A Self-Interview

Conference presentations at:

'Performing Process: Sharing Practice' Symposium at C-DaRE at Coventry University on 6 June 2014 (live)

'Questioning the Contemporary in 21st Century British Dance' Symposium at Leeds Metropolitan University on 18 July 2014 (video)

Mittwoch, 26. März 2014

artsdepot OPEN 2014

My Screen Tests have been selected for OPEN 2014 a group exhibition at artsdepot from 8th - 24th April. Click here for more info!

Donnerstag, 6. März 2014

The End of Choreography @ LimaZulu

For this exhibition at LimaZulu I present a series of video works from 2012-2013 that extend representations of dance into the visual arts. The works explore, among others, notions of authorship, objecthood, reconstruction and spectatorship in the expanded field of choreography.

Screen Tests (2013)
Learning about the 60s (2012)
After the Future: A Homage to Bifo (2012)
The End of Choreography (2013)

Private View: Friday 7 March 2014, 7-11pm
Open by Appointment 24/7, 8-13 March (please call 020 88007428 to arrange a viewing)
LimaZulu website:

Sonntag, 2. Februar 2014

Mental Effort before Action: 1-5A-5A

Patrick Staff's performance Mental Effort before Action: 1-5A-5A is an experiment in re-performing a score written in the dance notation system Kinetography Laban, or Labanotation, developed by Rudolf Laban as a system of analysing and recording human movement. Used to score and document dances by a subsequent range of choreographers, his analysis of movement is based on spatial, anatomical and dynamic principles and Laban also used these systems for studies for industry, medical and psychiatric purposes.

Presented as a form of open rehearsal, performers Patrick Staff, Antje Hildebrandt and Hamish Macpherson will explore an excerpt of movements scored in Laban's method, rehearsed and performed by the group who came together with varying levels of knowledge of Labanotation. Rather than studying to reach an equilateral level of understanding and thus performing the movements 'correctly', the process explores learning and reading whilst negotiating the authority of the original and its reconstitution as established through the group's shared process. The score that the dancers are working from is also distributed amongst the audience, and shows the particular structure and shapes developed by Laban and others. The performance seeks to inquire into the slippages that occur when attempting to activate, restore or re-enact historic materials. 

Mental Effort Before Action: 1-5A-5B was presented at South London Gallery on 24 July 2013.

Choreographic Forum on Boris Charmatz's 'enfant'

Dienstag, 28. Januar 2014

New Years News

Things that I'm involved with this Winter/Spring:

The Choreographic Forum

Together with Dr Lise Uytterhoeven and Dr Efrosini Protopapa I co-curate The Choreographic Forum organised by the Society for Dance Research. The next one will be on Boris Charmatz's enfant on 3rd February. For more information and to book, go here!

Smash Lab XIII
I will be presenting the Screen Tests at Smash Lab XIII at the Book Club on 4th February 2014. For more information and to book, go here!

Mental Effort Before Action:1-5A-5B

I will be performing Mental Effort Before Action:1-5A-5B by Patrick Staff at CHELSEA space on 14th February. For more information, go here!

You Make Me Want To Lose You

I have been commissioned to present You Make Me Want To Lose You at encounters in Lancaster on the 22nd February. Performing this time will be Helena Webb and Stephanie McMann. If you happen to be in Lancaster, come along to this free micro festival!

Solo Exhibition

I'm very excited to have my first solo exhibition which will include various video works at LimaZulu Project Space (Finsbury Park, London) from 6th-13th March. Keep your eyes and ears peeled!

Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2013

Coffee Morning with Trio

Tuesday 14 January 2014


Discussing Discussions in/as Performance
Hosted by Trio Collective

Our discussion of Discussion will touch on current trends in integrating conversation into performances, in the form of pre-show talks, post-show Q&A’s, etc. as well as the recent emergence of certain conversational formats such as Choreographic Forum, Dance and Critical Theory Group, Coffee Mornings, Groundswell Meetings, etc. in the field of dance. It will aim to unpack ways that discussion can be a mode of production for researching, working, communicating, promoting, rehearsing, bonding, exchanging, and performing. Must we “do?” Can’t we just “talk?” Discuss.

We can talk about all of these things, none of these things, and more. You need not bring anything but yourself. And maybe some cake.

Chisenhale Dance Space, 64-84 Chisenhale Road, London, E3 5QZ 

Organised by Gillie Kleiman, an independent dance artist and proud member of the artistic community around Chisenhale Dance Space, kindly supported by and held at the organisation. All artists, members and non-members, are welcome to come and join in. Information about previous Coffee Mornings can be found here.