Re-pair 1.03.21

Re-pair As a way of experimenting with how dance can re-pair itself, this project asks 6 dancers from different parts of the world to pair with each other in order to re-think the analogue in the digital. Each dancer will be sent a score, emerging from the stitched gloves that I am making for the soft matter project (http://simonwhitehead.net/2020/05/07/soft-matter-process/) and asked to improvise with the objects that they will then share with the dancer they are paired with. Read More

1 Mar 2021

Pneuma

The Pneûma Project is a collaboration between dance artist Miranda Tufnell, visual artist David Ward and musician Sylvia Hallett with myself and dance artists Eeva- Maria Mutka and Cai Tomos, and musician Jonah Brody. The Pneûma Project is centred on the breath, on wind and spirit. More information:http://www.mirandatufnell.co.uk/pnemu.html I am delighted to be involved in this iteration of the work and to perform in Miranda’s work again for the first time since 1993! We began in Read More

13 Feb 2020

Dance Lawn project

Since May 2019 I’ve been collaborating with visual artist Jacques Nimki to develop and grow a scented herbaceous dance lawn at Plas Glyn-y-Weddw in Llanbedrog, north Wales. As part of my year-long residency with the gallery I was keen to find a way to reinstate the dance hall that existed on the site until the 1950’s. The hall here was well known for it’s dances and the beautiful sprung floor. When the hall was dismantled, Billy Read More

27 Jan 2020

2channel

In 2009 i developed PINGS with sound artist Barnaby Oliver, a year long process of live performance exchange from our respective local rivers in west Wales and Melbourne, Australia. Approaching the river as an unbroken body of water through which we corresponded weekly, we used the web as an interface for public engagement. We were supported by an Artsadmin bursary and at the end of the process we met in person to perform together in Cardiff Read More

29 Nov 2018

Endarken- Black Mountains action research

http:// On July 5th 2018 we shared ideas and practices as part of a small event at PEAK, Crickhowell. It was a balmy evening and after a talk and shared food we continued late into the evening darkness through the town, meadows, sports fields and river Usk. Thank you to all those who came along and took part with enthusiasm. Here is a short video document of the physical work, made by Stefhan Caddick. And thanks Read More

7 Sep 2018

Endarken active research

Endarken progressed through the Spring with 2 public events. One at Poppit sands and one on Manorbier beach, with shared propositions to those gathered to work together through the falling darkness with some prepared objects. Hazel rods cut in the winter in our garden, ends painted with clay paint, to reflect any light…They are curious things, they tangle, create their own structure, seem to have magnetic qualities, and they appear to glow as the light fades. Read More

19 Jun 2018