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Something for the weekend new and experimental work by independent artists At Siobhan Davies Studios 16 -17 April 2011

Tickets £5 – £12 www.independentdance.co.uk

WHAT NOW 2011 is a weekend showcase of new and experimental work by independent artists, exhibiting choreographic thinking in diverse forms throughout Siobhan Davies Studios. It includes installations and time-based work, performance lectures, photography and books, alongside live performances.

Featured artists include:
Kristine Bumeistere,Augusto Corrieri,Jane Dunlop and Fiona James,Andrew Graham
Janine Harrington,Florence Peake,Alessandra Ruggeri,Rosalie Wahlfrid,
Helen Cerina,Michaela Dancs,Rachel Gomme,Victoria Gray,Gillie Kleiman
Efrosini Protopapa,Clara Turchi,Oliver Wilshen and Niall Quinn

Of the motivations behind WHAT NOW 2011 Gill Clarke (co-director Independent Dance) says:

‘WHAT NOW offers a glimpse of the artistic ideas and practices of some of our most promising dance graduates alongside mature artists. It represents a burgeoning field of work from artists who are choosing to think and ask questions through and of movement and the body, with a disregard for traditional artform boundaries.

Following the successful WHAT NOW Festival in 2009 celebrating experimental work by a new generation of dance artists, and What if… 2010 with a focus on work for screen, WHAT NOW 2011 returns the spotlight to current choreographic thinking in diverse forms by young and more established artists.’


Works in WHAT NOW include:

Augusto Corrieri’s Musical Pieces, a performance that works with the production of sound in the theatre. Using simple and playful actions of concealment and revelation – showing and hiding sounds and objects – what unfolds slowly is a performance that invites spectators tounlink what they see from what they hear, in a gentle activity of intense looking and listening.

Hour by Rachel Gomme: Through a continual process of knitting and unravelling, this durational performance examines the experience of time as line and cycle, as moment and infinity, as chronology and memory.

Florence Peake’s live performance Valediction: An audience of eight at a time is invited to witness a death. A stuttering detail captured and magnified; a slow death flickers until the last breath is drawn

Leading up to the weekend will be What Next – a peer-to-peer exchange between young international artists and UK-based artists curated by Daisy Thompson and including a choreographic Forum on 14 April at Siobhan Davies Studios, hosted by the Society for Dance Research.

Listings details: Saturday & Sunday 16-17 April Time: Sat 16 (12-9pm) Sun 17 (12-5pm) Weekend Pass £12 (full), £10 (freelance artists), £8 (concs)
Day tickets: £9 (full), £7 (freelance artists), £5 (concs)Booking: 020 7091 9650 / info@independentdance.co.uk www.independentdance.co.uk

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