Scores for a Widening Field
Is an overarching theme umbrella for explorations in different artistic mediums. These include choreographic and performative works, movement research and visual art works such as printmaking, photography, installation and academic writing.
‘Scores for a Widening Field’ is a culmination of works, experimentations and starting points that all explore the phenomena of a movement practice in the light of shifting paradigms in socio-political and ecological spheres.
All forms in this series are intended to be connective processes that can create shifts in perception and consciousness of how we feel connected to self, to our outer greater self, as well as to our own actions and practices in the world.
Understanding the immediate and undeniable physical presence of ourselves in this world, the work questions how we take part in the collective shaping of new realities. Through various mediums it invites participation into the unraveling of their intrinsic and reciprocal physical connection with the world and the awaraness of their physical significance in it.
The work wants to highlight and question how our daily experience of coming into movement can become a practice, a philosophy and a metaphor for active social and political change.
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)
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.