Collective Formations

 

 

 

Is a choreographic score which I have been exploring with various groups in different places. The two occasions listed here were a three day laboratory with a group of dancers at Bide Dance Exchange Barcelona in 2012. The second explorations was a two week choreographic residency which I received at Danse Hallerne in Copenhagen in 2012.

 

Many Thanks to:  Mads Floor Andersen (DK/UK) Lea Vendelbro Petersen (DK) Simone Mortensen (DK) Karen Høybakk Mikalsen (N) Signhild Meen Wærsted (N) Miel Pedersen (DK) Line Stengel (DK Stella Madsen (DK/ESP) Sheri Burt (UK)Harriet Quinn (UK) Christel Preux (FR)Julian Barnet & Jocelyn Tobias (US)

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Coda Space Residency: 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

A laboratory on Collective Formations with participants from Bide, Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

Bide Barcelona Dance Exchange 2012

The following work is an ongoing study which explores the idea of a community that is inseparable from the singularities that comprise it. Collective formations and dialogical relationships are investigated triggering an interplay of ‘togetherness’ between the movement of one and many. Relationships form in space constantly drawing metaphorical connections towards social pattern and political tendencies that can be observed in everyday life. Is it possible for the arts to create a common ground for individuals to meet and come together sharing one space? How can choreographic pattern explore and evoke these social relations and how can they be performed?

I am interested in creating structures where individual expression and collective metamorphosis are in moving interplay and constant flux. I have drawn inspiration from folk dances, circle dances and flocking. Shapes which carry many connotations of archaic communal ‘togetherness’, awaking memories of dancing together, of joining hands, a gesture that grounds individuals a supportive connection. Lines, circles, flocks, and clumps.

 

shapes that might trigger different ways of how one group might organise themselves in space as one collective.

In order for constant evolving formations to be performed, I am practicing high grades of awareness in space and with each other, as from this ground performers can find comfort in the constant transforming marriage between set choreography, open scores, self initiative and sensitive listening.