Agony Art | Sun 20 May @7.30pm in London
in United Kingdom
Agony Art | Sun 20 May @7.30pm
with Rosalind Crisp, Andrew Morrish, Reynaldo Young & Antigone Avdi
performance starts 7.30pm | bar available from 7.00pm
tickets: £5 on the door
Chisenhale Dance Space
64-84 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ
more at: agonyart.tumblr.com
about the artists
After early training in classical and contemporary dance, Rosalind Crisp studied release, BMC® and Contact Improvisation at the EDDC in Arnhem, Holland.She created the Omeo Dance studio in Sydney as a site for her choreographic research for over 10 years, receiving a number of awards and a choreographic fellowship from the Australia Council (1999-2001). Her company is based in Paris where she is a choreographic associate of the Atelier de Paris - Carolyn Carlson(2004-2012) and teaches and performs throughout Europe. My work has been evolving, since 2005, in the context of a project I call d a n s e. This is a way of working with the body that sits within and is informed by post-modern questionings about the body, improvisation and composition that have been developing, particularly in the United States, since the 1960s. For a long time I improvised alone in the studio in order to produce materials for future pieces. d a n s e began when I was no longer interested in movement as such, but in the way I was producing it. Then I felt that this new process had its own autonomy. I came up with the first scores for d a n s e simply by naming what it was I was doing, and that even now are still foundations for the work.
Andrew Morrish began performance improvisational work, part time, with Al Wunder’s ‘Theatre of the Ordinary’ in Melbourne in 1982. In 1987 he co-founded the improvisational movement theatre duet ‘Trotman and Morrish’ with Peter Trotman. Together they performed 14 self funded seasons in Melbourne in addition to numerous other one-off performances (including the Greenmill Dance Festival, Melbourne in 1994, 1995 and 1997). They also performed in the United States, most notably in the New York Improvisation Festival in 1995 and 1997. In 1999 they performed in ‘Antistatic’ at the Performance Space (Sydney) and in ‘Dancers are Space-eaters’ at PICA (Perth). In 2000 he moved to Sydney and based his teaching and solo performance practice at Omeo Dance Studio. In 2002 he relocated his work in Europe and now teaches and performs extensively in France, Nederlands, Germany, Switzerland and the U.K.
Reynaldo Young is an award winning composer, arranger, guitarist, teacher and workshop leader. He has written concert pieces - many of which have been performed worldwide - as well as music for dance, theatre, and video; he is also an active player in the free-improvisation scene in the UK and Europe. As founder and director of the ‘cardboard citizens new music ensemble’ - the UK’s only homeless people’s professional avant-garde music group - he has written, directed and performed contemporary and improvisatory music with mixed ensembles of professional and non-professional musicians. In 2005 Reynaldo was appointed Musical Director of the Cardboard Citizens theatre company. He lives in London.
Antigone Avdi was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, where she studied and worked as an architect. As a child she attended classes in ballet (RAD syllabus), but in 1993, having completed her postgraduate architectural studies, she began her professional training in contemporary dance at LCDS, in London, where she still lives. Now, as well as performing, Antigone is involved in the devise of new work and curates Agony Art at Chisenhale Dance Space. She has worked amongst others with Rosemary Lee, Rahel Vonmoos, dANTE OR dIE, Carla Onni, YELP danceco., Frauke Requardt, Rachel Gomme, Naked Fish Productions, Cie.Felix Ruckert, Stephan Koplowitz.
also highly recommended:
Andrew's upcoming workshop in London | 'Duets' in Performance | 10 - 13 May 2012 | katehilder.com
Rosalind's upcoming classes in London | Released-based class & Monday Night Improv | 21 - 24 May 2012 | www.independentdance.co.uk
Rosalind's upcoming workshop in London | Choreographic Improvisation | 25 - 27 May 2012 | www.independentdance.co.uk
for more workshops and performances see andrewmorrish.com | omeodance.com