Siobhan Davies Dance presents an ambitious new performance installation comprised of multiple contributions by choreographers, visual artists and designers.
Exploring our bodies’ capacity to communicate, the work includes performance, film projection, and sculptural objects that are presented as an ever-changing arrangement. Visitors entering Bluecoat’s ground floor galleries are immersed in a live environment that evolves around them.
Artist Jeremy Millar provides a structure and concept for the work inspired by the practices of the art historian Aby Warburg. Warburg collected diverse images of human gestures and poses from different times and places, positioning them side by side to allow new relationships to emerge, and explore how meanings are constituted by the movement of imagery across time and space. material / rearranged / to / bealso features one of Bluecoat’s resident dancers Andrea Buckley, who has as part of Liverpool Improvisation Collective, has been based in their shared dance studio at Bluecoat for over ten years.
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Choreographers: Andrea Buckley / Siobhan Davies / Helka Kaski / Charlie Morrissey / Efrosini Protopapa / Matthias Sperling
Visual artists: Jeremy Millar / Emma Smith / design duo Glithero (Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren)
Contributing fellows include: Professor Jonathan Cole (neurophysiologist) / Professor Guy Claxton (cognitive scientist) / Dr. Scott deLahunta (dance theorist) /Guido Orgs (cognitive psychologist) / Professor Anil Seth (neuroscientist)
A Siobhan Davies Dance Tour partnership with Barbican, Bluecoat, Tramway and The Whitworth.