Senses by Gary Clarke

Gary Clarke

Last weekend the inimitable Gary Clarke headlined our termly showcase – Senses – in an evening of performances that took over the Dance Base building and transformed our corridors, studios and balconies into intimate, mysterious and experimental spaces.
Unsurprisingly, we‘ve had some great feedback from those in attendance on the night, for a line-up that included:
•Luke Pell performing Old Flames, an intimate one-to-one dance choreography of memory originally created for In Between Time Festival, 2013
talking back by E MOTION (Emma Snellgrove), a piece in promenade with lines of abstract weaving into cyclical shapes
• Jeannette Ginslove in P(AR)ticipate, an immersive participatory and live performance installation using AR (Augmented Reality) based on memories of living in apartheid South Africa
IntraVenus/PuffBall by Matthew Hawkins, an installation comprising audio and picture archive from the original performances in the late 80s in London.
Headlining the showcase was Gary Clarke’s Senses, a physical and sensory experiment on ten dance artists and performance makers. Gary’s team worked with neuroscientist Rob McIntosh from the University of Edinburgh to investigate how the five primary senses can translate through the body. Gary’s dancers were:
Tony Mills, Rob Heaslip, Keren Smail, Suzi Cunningham, Ellie Duboise, Beverley Grant, Eve Stanton, Fania Grigorioiu, Emma Lansley, Marysia Bieda and Lauren Tucker
Assisting Gary was Simone Kenyon, and the technical manager was Kate Bonney.
Many thanks to everyone for a wonderful night – and to Jack Webb for curating the showcase so brilliantly. Keep an eye out for details on the next!

Go to Gary Clarke's website

Produced by Helen McIntosh, Programmes Manager, Dance Base

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