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Swarming Through The Tetley

By at October 31, 2016 | 2:35 pm | 0 Comment

by Melanie McCabeYoung Comms Team Lucy SuggateSwarm Sculptures Swarm – a fluid, durational piece. I found that I was mesmerised by the way in which the performers’ bodies came together, becoming a pulsing mass before peeling away. The work moved throughout The Tetley in parts, rather than being isolated in a single space. The audience could move with it, or stay

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On Isolation

By at October 31, 2016 | 11:37 am | 0 Comment

by Melanie McCabeYoung Comms Team Talk: Place After sitting in on the Politics talk I was looking forward to this… I felt much less anxious as I recognised people from the festival and appeared to be gradually being recognised. My feelings of isolation were beginning to diminish. This talk was incredibly interesting in terms of discussing in-depth about where we’re

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Assembly

By at October 31, 2016 | 11:24 am | 0 Comment

by Melanie McCabeYoung Comms Team Nicola ConibereAssembly If I were to suggest that I nearly drifted to a quiet slumber during this piece it would be both accurate, and not for the reason you may initially think. This work is enchanting, calming, relaxing and, dare I say it, accessible. In this durational piece, in which audience members are free to come and go as they

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Training for the Revolution

By at October 31, 2016 | 11:15 am | 0 Comment

by Melanie McCabeYoung Comms Team Talk: Politics An inner circle of chairs around a table, and a much wider circle surrounding that. A talk chaired by Wendy Houstoun, and contributed to by Fitzgerald and Stapleton, Dr Sara Houston and a recorded presence from Dr Rita Marcalo. On arrival, the room felt intimidating. All the participants appeared to know each other, and

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What Dances Have I Danced

By at October 31, 2016 | 11:03 am | 0 Comment

[caption id="attachment_3097" align="alignleft" width="288" caption="A few of the 1000+ dances which have been remembered by the cast"][/caption]by Ellie ScottYoung Comms Team QuarantineWallflower When I walked into the performance space, straight away I was greeted with fun, boldness and personal energy. I walked in not expecting anything as I wanted to enter with no

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Nakedness

By at October 29, 2016 | 11:49 am | 0 Comment

by Melanie McCabeYoung Comms Team Fitzgerald and StapletonMINE Walking into a space and finding two slight, naked (other than socks and trainers) women on stage can sometimes be a shock to an audience member. I became quickly used to the ‘nakedness’ and actually found my judgement of myself more interesting than the work. Perhaps that’s what the intention was...

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What It Is To Be a Dancer

By at October 29, 2016 | 10:21 am | 0 Comment

by Ellie ScottYoung Comms Team immigrants and animalsLaura Laura Double Penetration The idea of giving a framework for a performance to so-called non-dancers is, I can image, both a scary thought but also quite exciting. The concept of this work is so amazing and interesting, and draws attention towards bodies in dance, social interactions and dance skills and

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Being a Commissioner

By at October 28, 2016 | 8:59 am | 0 Comment

by Ellie ScottYoung Comms Team We Know That Everybody Dances a workshop with Sara Lindström Sara Lindström’s simple, effective and eye opening way of working has changed the way I look at devising and creating. Evoking real discussions around how performances make you feel, coming up with new frameworks for contemporary work and simply connecting with new

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Workshop with Fitzgerald and Stapleton

By at October 27, 2016 | 9:39 pm | 0 Comment

by Fran DowdallYoung Comms Team We Know That Everybody Dances a workshop with Fitzgerald and Stapleton Question: What if every cell in my body has the potential to notice the uniqueness and originality of all that there is, here and now, whilst inviting being seen in this practice? The workshop with Fitzgerald and Stapleton was for me a unique experience, a new

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The Opening

By at October 27, 2016 | 9:31 pm | 0 Comment

by Melanie McCabeYoung Comms Team Festival Openingwith Gillie Kleiman & Wieke Eringa The opening... an ignition of energy to an already buzzing festival. A chance to talk to strangers or even to those you’re perhaps already in some way connected to, and feel extraordinary warmth from an extraordinary community. Juncture is certainly a place in which anyone is able

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