Summer Dancing: 21 - 28 June 2009, a seasonal festival of contemporary dance in the city of Coventry

The events will be held across Coventry city, centred around the University:

See below for attendance packages.

Performances (marked in a darker colour, hover here to highlight) can be booked separately.

Herbert Art Gallery Performances: not all timings of performances are shown below, please see individual pages for Promenade 2, Doran George and Jessica Lerner for specific timings.

June 2009 Sunday 21 Monday 22 Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24 Thursday 25 Friday 26 Saturday 27 Sunday 28
am 10.00-12.00
Workshop
Gill Clarke & Lucia Walker
10.00-12.00
Workshop
Gill Clarke & Lucia Walker
10.00-12.00
Elemental Forces Workshop
Cecilia Macfarlane
9.30-11.30
Non-stylised movement
Helen Poynor

Walk of Life – non-stylised movement

Helen Poynor

Breaking out of the confines of the built environment, movement in the studio provides a springboard for a kinaesthetic encounter with nature. For the wild at heart.

Come prepared with a packed lunch, water/thermos, clothes for all weathers which you don’t mind getting dirty including warm layers, waterproofs, shoes with a good grip, sunscreen and a hat!

9.30-11.30
Non-stylised movement
Helen Poynor
10.00-12.00
Skinner Releasing Technique
Joe Moran Intro level
Gaby Agis Ongoing level
10.00-12.00
Skinner Releasing Technique
Joe Moran Intro level
Gaby Agis Ongoing level
Lunchtime activities Welcome & registration Post-graduate dance information drop in Lanchester Project
duet by Florence Peak & Polly Hudson

Untitled - Gallery study with projection

An initial sketch using the gallery space as a frame for sculptural ideas around the moving body, and projection as a deliniation of space to capture and contain details.

Possibilties for new language that incorporates projection, notions of versions of stories, what we notice/fail to notice. The body as installation, asking the question of how we see the dancing body.

Hudson and Peake come together again after a gap of 3 years to pick up on their working relationship that resulted in 4 previous works.

The piece is concerned with allowing the audience to enter and leave at will, to engage with as much or as little as they wish.

with sound by Christopher Hobbs.

Working lunch 12.00-1.30
Yoga for Dancers Workshop *
Dance Studio, Ellen Terry Building
12.00-1.30
Yoga for Dancers Workshop *
Dance Studio, Ellen Terry Building
Meeting for regional artists
pm 2.00-5.00
Opening
Contact Improvisation Class & Jam
Charlie Morrissey
2.00-5.00
Workshop
Gill Clarke & Lucia Walker

5.30
J'Adoube Workshop
Doran George
2.00-5.00
Workshop
Gill Clarke & Lucia Walker
1.00-3.00
Elemental Forces Workshop
Cecilia Macfarlane
until 6.00
Work on site
Helen Poynor
until 5.30
Work on site
Helen Poynor
or
2.00-6.30
Promenade Workshop
Eva Karczag, Chris Crickmay, Sylvia Hallett

Promenade Workshop

Eva Karczag, Sylvia Hallett, Chris Crickmay

This workshop builds upon current and previous collaborations in performance between the three group co-ordinators (with backgrounds in dance, music and visual art).

The emphasis is upon improvisation and on combining movement, sound and the use of objects and environments in performance. The work will be accessible to people from a variety of backgrounds (i.e. previous movement, music and/or art experience is helpful but not essential).

The intention of the work is to make links not just between art forms, but also between an individual’s own personal world and what they create - also exploring how our own imaginative worlds can emerge and become clearer to us through interaction (with others and with our surroundings).

The work will give particular weight to each person’s ongoing sensory and imaginative experiencing as a source for working.


This must be booked separately by contacting k.coe@coventry.ac.uk

2.00-6.00
Body Space Image Workshop
Miranda Tufnell
1.30-4.30
Body Space Image Workshop
Miranda Tufnell
evening 7.00
Enter, Inhabit, Leave
Natalie Garrett & Amy Voris with Nikki Pollard & Christian Kipp
7.00
Moving Out
Graduate Platform
6.00
Launch of Siobhan Davies Archive
Centre for Media arts and Performance (CeMAP)
5.00
Herbert Art Gallery series
work by Doran George, Jessica Lerner and
Promenade 2 by Eva Karczag, Chris Crickmay, Sylvia Hallett

7.00
The Great Divide
panel discussion curated by Dance Art Foundation

Herbert Art Gallery series: Doran George, 6.00pm

stalemate (study from another angle) emerges from a movement practice grounded in nurturing an unfamiliar relationship between movement and 'the self ' which makes and performs it. The aim is to reveal dance-form (bodily movement) as a residue of an unfamiliarity that is emotionally bequeathed. The object of movement is revealed by an emotional process and yet the form is not an “expression” of that process. It's an expressive trajectory with formal methodology where the composition is constructed as a place that speaks back to this process of making with an aesthetic logic.


Click here for more about Doran George

Herbert Art Gallery series: Promenade 2

Promenade 2 is a durational piece over 3 days of Summer Dancing in the covered court of the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Audiences are welcome to come and watch for as long as they wish, and can arrive at any point during the performances.

Tuesday 23rd 7.00am – 11.00am. (breakfast boxes will be available to purchase at this performance)

Wednesday 24th 2.30pm – 6.30pm, a precursor, along with Doran George and Jessica Lerners’ performances, to the Great Divide panel discussion.

Thursday 25th 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Click here for more about Promenade 2

7.00
Making Space
Sharing of the work by the Making Space residents 2009
7.00
An evening of solos
Joe Moran, Katye Coe, Charlie Morrissey
7.00
Cecilia Walking
Cecilia Macfarlane choreographed by Joe Moran
A scored space
by Helen Poynor, performed by members of the faculty

Flexible attendance packages available:

Whole Festival Two Days One day
Full price £230 £70 £35
Part time employed £200 £60 £25
Concessions £160 £50 £20

(Attendance packages include access to all workshops and
performances for the booked day/s)

* Additional classes - to be booked and paid for separately

- Yoga for Dancers Workshop (see information Yoga4Dancers.doc)


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