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FEMALE traces

performance with Sandra Sok

“…female journeys, waiting, bodily traces, patterns, dancing ground, spaciousness, body-space-environment, undulations, reflections, ritual, observation, boundaries, breath in our cells, softening, transformation, gathering, passion, place, wildness, re-wilding, dramatic felt, making connection, gathering, listening, possibility, flow, nurturing body, bodies of water, sensation, pulsation, belonging, shifting landscapes, inhale-exhale, events of the sea, waves, leaves (no) trace, human non-human, eco-feminism, dance as feminist language, journey of layering, women support, dancing goddess, speculative realism, visible-invisible, interconnectivity, trans-corporeality …”

 

FEMALE traces performance works with improvised scores to reveal and nurture expression of the body through environments, and offers a renewed approach to performance-making using LBMS.

 

Performances takes place live and online (via zoom)

April 12 2023

FEMALE traces | 2022 | Photo | Sandra Sok

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waves

waves

in-motion

passing

encounters

changing

transforming

body-space-environment

an environment of movement, sound, light and image created in collaboration with Mikkel Svak and Cheniece Warner, with graduating dancers at Middlesex University.

Performances:

May 11-13, 2022 - New Horizons Festival, London

Nov 10, 2022 - Masterclass 'On Collaboration' in conversation with Mikkel Svak, Middlesex University London

waves | 2022 | Photo | Cheniece Warner

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aGender

Kindred & Judd Collective

 A duet conceived through the journeys of motherhood between two women. In a dialogue between movement, music and spoken word the performers reveal the vulnerability of their realities in the light of the ever-present perceived reality of social media. Through sound and gesture, humour and narrative their stories are explored and unpacked. aGender opens questions of how the social and cultural aspects of our lives shape our bodies, how our bodies are our lives, grounded in beauty, swimming through vulnerability.

Performances:

Jan 29, 2020 - The Place, London

aGender | Maga Judd & Helen Kindred | 2020 | Photo | Cheniece Warner

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dancing the in-between-ness

Nov 5th 2019, Middlesex University London

an installation of the three works of Helen's doctoral research 2015-2019.

espacement - solo work for film with Mikkel Svak

KnowingUnknowing - improvisation for music and dance a collaboration with Ben Dwyer

...whispers - encounters of movement, film, sound and text with Adesola Akinleye, Charlie Ford , Tom Kirkpatrick and Dominique Rivoal

...whispers (a performance installation) | 2019 | Photo | Cheniece Warner

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...whispers

an improvisation of movement, sound, text and light. ...whispers explores three scores developed from research;

hovering

skin-to-skin

(in)direct space

dancers move within and between these scores, within and between sound and text navigating a journey of loss and belonging.

Performances:

Nov 5, 2019 - Installation / PhD presentation, London

Oct 16, 2020 - site-performance, Whitstable, Kent

...whispers | Adesola Akinleye and Charlie Ford | 2019 | Photo | Cheniece Warner

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espacement |still from filming | Mikkel Svak | 2019

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...whispers \ 2018 | Photo | Dominique Rivoal

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KnowingUnknowing | still from Film | Pete Gomes | 2016

espacement

a solo improvisation for film with Mikkel Svak

a process...a meditation...a beginning

Presentations:

Nov 2, 2019 - a movement meditation, Queering the Somatic, London

Nov 5, 2019 - Installation / PhD presentation, London

(in the stillness of) whispers

A solo performance installation exploring narratives of the body in relation to text, touch and through an interpretation of real and imagined spaces. Through film (in collaboration with Dominique Rivoal), (in the stillness of) whispers responds to interruptions of the body-space through improvised performance. The work questions the body-self's relationship to ever shifting environments, moving in the between-ness of past and present.

Performances:

Feb 24, 2018 - Narrating the Somatic Symposium, London

Apr 12, 2019 - ADiE Per/Forming Futures Symposium, London

Nov 5, 2019 - Film Installation / PhD presentation, London

KnowingUnknowing is an improvised dance and music performance project in triptych form. The work was  created and performed with guitarist Ben Dwyer and filmmaker Pete Gomes.

Performances:

Oct 23, 2015 - InsideOut Festival, London

July 6, 2016 - TIN Salons, Middlesex University London

Aug 19, 2016 - Wright-ing the Somatic Symposium, London

Nov 27, 2016 - 4th International Dance Festival, Poland

Aug 7, 2017 - Estancias Coreograficas, Oviedo, Spain

Jan 2019 - CD/DVD Launch events, London and Dublin

Nov 5, 2019 - PhD presentation, London