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. These pairings will be recorded on zoom.
Integral to the project, is the necessity of inviting moving bodies to produce disjunctions, gaps, absences that allow for new lines of corporeal flight to come into being. The objective is to see if this re-pairing of dances can allow for new forms of choreographic and corporeal ‘touch’ to catalyse themselves in a world separated by a pandemic.
Artists: Amaara Raheem, Joanna Young, Jennifer Monson, Neil Callaghan, Saffy Setohy, Simon Ellis
Conceived and Curated by: Simon Whitehead and Carl Lavery
Re-pair: soft matter event
20:00 – 21:30 BST, Friday 14 May
(soft matter photo: Julian Mckenny)