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Le Murate_Firenze

Repositioning Choreography in Contemporary Arts Practice

Events, Works, Installations

A site specific project co-curated by Tony Thatcher, Head of Choreography at Trinity Laban of London, and artist/producer Mariana Lucia Marquez

Tony Thatcher and Mariana Lucia Marquez have curated a creative grouping of professional performance installation works that include pieces from emerging professionals and recently graduated students of Trinity Laban. They would like to acknowledge the support of Trinity Laban and OAC. 
The event as a whole proposes seeing performance and choreography as part of a wider interdisciplinary cultural space, where choreography in particular attempts to avoid the standard contexts in which dance is presumed to be seen and performed.

Installations / Performances

Edge-Park :: video/installation
video: Valentina Lamantia
music: Jonathan Owen Clark
An initiative of OAC Collective - Martina Francone and Hrafnhildur Einarsdottir Under the initiation of Vincenzo Casali Architecture and the support of Tony Thatcher and the kind support of CFLI di Venezia

A collaborative work of video art, architecture, dance and music. The video installation shows images/postcards in movement, in which space and time are decomposed thorough the use of the video. The moving body in space composes clean frames, changing the perceptive and perspective view of the architectural sites. The still image of site in the background, reflects the solitude and the emptiness of the site, while the small moving image interprets it and inhabit it.

A Darkened Room :: visual art/installation
concept and paintings: Miraj Ahmed

A Darkened Room explores perception and experience in the viewing of two dimensional artworks and the choreography that occurs within the gallery space. A series of works on paper placed and mounted at various positions within the darkened room invites viewers to become accustomed to darkness and perceive works in the low light levels. The viewing of paintings with the light removed makes one aware of ones own body, its adjustments and stances in the search for an image. Tony Thatcher will also perform a piece within this space, further exploring the heightened experience of movement and proximity.

Site-seeing from left to right :: video/ installation
concept and films: Kelly Chorpening

I consider Site-seeing from left to right as a drawing made with light. The piece is made mostly from animated still images of project lines of light within a domestic interior. The sound makes tactile the moments when light meets surface.

Black Thread :: video/ installation
choreographer: Alenka Herman

Black Thread deals with notions of time, memory, and different layers of presence and absence. The performing body marks time through minimal actions and films concerning threading and unthreading. Stillness and repetition are used to invite a further examination of what is already present in the image, and allow the spectators to invest themselves in the work. A particular interest lies in the duality and the overlaps between the live body and its mediatised presence.

-scape (2) :: video/installation
choreographer: Tony Thatcher
composer/sound design: John Drever

A collaboration with sonic artist John Drever and performer/collaborator Emma Redding involves a changing installation of sound, movement and settings and locations on the Goodwin Sands - a series of sand banks eleven miles long and six miles across, lying six miles off Deal and rounding the North Foreland in the English Channel.

[photo Tony Nandi]

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06/05/2012 19:30