The Re-pair videos are now available on youtube, 3 short films with dance artists Amaara Raheem and Joanna Young, Simon Ellis and Saffy Setohy, Jennifer Monson and Neil Callaghan. Made during lockdown in March and April 2021 the films provide a window into the dancers lives and their attempts to perform touch together in all the awkwardness, beauty and sadness of the times.
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
Newground is a physical project that invites ongoing encounter between humans, plants and the ground itself. A new commons; the ground as a shared medium, a place in which to explore the emergence of movement, play and touch with others, elements, plants and materials. Newground is a prepared medium in which the proposal is to explore ways to land and be together. Early on, artist Jacques Nimki was invited to collaborate on this project, to research Read More
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
RESIDENTIAL MOVEMENT WORKSHOP 11-14 June 2020 Llanaelheaern, Llyn Penninsula, Wales/Cymru ’There’s nothing more innovative, nothing more present, subtle, technical and artificial…nothing more creative, nothing more contemporary than to negotiate landing on some ground.’ (Bruno Latour- Down to Earth. 2018) It is 25 years since Locator began on the Llyn penninsula, so this year we return to the scene and landscapes of north Llyn to locate ourselves where this all began, as a way to orient to where Read More
A Micro-Festival for Everybody 13-15 September 2019. Abercych, the rivers Cych, Dulais and Teifi. Building on the success of past Maynard festivals, AfON celebrated the river, its confluences, its wider connections and fluid presence in the village of Abercych in the lower Teifi valley. Located performance, dance, film, wild swimming and workshops provided a platform for contemplation and activity around the ways that our rivers shape lives, bodies and identities. If a rivers movement and its Read More