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Open Choreography Performance Evening

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Siobhan Davies Studios

85 Saint George's Road

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SE1 6ER

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A chance to see works in progress by four choreographers working across dance, literature, sculpture and video.

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Open Choreography Performance Evenings are a chance to experience work-in-progress by selected artists. Spend your evening at our Studios as they become alive with performances, street food, a bar and plenty of interesting conversation.

This autumn artists Rebecca Mackenzie, anthologyofamess (collective formed by Mariana Camiloti, Antonio de la Fe, Michael Picknett and Petra Söör), Saskia Horton and Isaac Ouro-Gnao share varied works-in-progress and offer a chance to engage with them and their artistic practice. Read below for more information in each work.

anthologyofamess, General Waste

At a time when a collective awareness of climate collapse, political crises and the distinct possibility of society’s final disintegration has finally arisen, anthologyofamess will gather and lay down their fears and wishes about this manifestly uncertain future.

anthologyofamess will present a post-future world where privileges – although meaningless – die hard. A world where nature only exists in digitised renderings – files containing a phantasmagoric memory of what once was – and where homes are the only habitable places. A world where poetry and unconditional love are the last weapons in a fight against the subjugating force of self-imposed automatised systems of human control. A world in which, as collective victims, we finally stand for ourselves together – even in the midst of all our division and misunderstanding.

Rebecca Mackenzie, COLLIDER

"Following a visit to CERN where I witnessed scientists attempt to understand the universe in the moments after the big bang - tracing of the first movements of life, those moments before matter was set – I'm working with composer Reynaldo Young to stage a performance experiment. Enter the experiment and witness a collision of text and gesture, movement and sound. And I anticipate another collision too - of physics and the personal, of atom and fiction, of a woman in the first moments of creation, finding form, the just-before an idea solidifies."

Witness something burst out of nothingness, observe it in a state of becoming. An invitation for performer and audience to imagine together. Accompanied by a soundscape that draws on the rhythms of our universe’s primordial burst into existence.

Saskia Horton, Life According to Motown

Life According to Motown is a dance theatre piece exploring various themes from pressures projected onto women in the entertainment industry to Motown as a vehicle for social change and its parallels to Hip-hop today. Horton also explores Motown artist Tammi Terrel’s life story and her abusive relationships with James Brown and Marvin Gaye.

Horton celebrates Motown as an Era which defined the world we live in; being one of the first black owned record companies in America and crossing over into the mainstream during times of high racial tension & segregation.

Her main collaborator is Music producer/composer Jan Brzezinski whose artistry is unparalleled as a storyteller through sound. Together Horton and Brzezinski have worked collaboratively to produce an entirely original score for this piece.

Isaac Ouro-Gnao, The Oreo Complex

Part dance, part theatre, part visual arts.

'Black on the outside but white on the inside.' Rooted in hip hop dance, west African Agbadja, storytelling and visual arts, The Oreo Complex uncovers the intergenerational discriminatory label and its effect on our mental health and identity.

Through the telling of west African and black British history, the piece attempts to heal identity traumas by reclaiming the Oreo (aka Bounty/Coconut) label. It highlights how important it is to own our identities and to be the ones in charge of the black identity narrative in the UK and western society.

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