...whispers \ 2018 | Photo | Dominique Rivoal
dancing the in-between-ness
Nov 5th 2019, Middlesex University London
This evening presents the three works of Helen's doctoral research 2015-2019.
espacement - solo work for film with Mikkel Svak
KnowingUnknowing - part I improvisation for music and dance a collaboration with Benjamin Dwyer
...whispers - an installation of encounters through movement, film and text with Adesola Akinleye, Charlie Ford and Dominique Rivoal
A performance installation exploring the narratives of the body in relation to text, touch and through an interpretation of real and imagined spaces. Through live performance, film and projected image (in collaboration with Dominique Rivoal), whispers responds to interruptions of the body-space through improvised performance encounters. The work questions the body-self's relationship to ever shifting environments, moving in the between-ness of past and present, leaning on and letting go.
Feb 24, 2018 - Narrating the Somatic Symposium, London
Apr 12, 2019 - ADiE Per/Forming Futures Symposium, London
Nov 5, 2019 - Installation / PhD presentation, London
KnowingUnknowing 2016 | Photo | LisaGilbyPhotography
KnowingUnknowing is an improvised dance and music performance project in triptych form. Inspired by texts by Samuel Beckett and Ted Hughes, the work was initially created and performed by dancer Helen Kindred and guitarist Benjamin Dwyer in 2015. These conversations through improvised performance extended to improvised camera in collaboration with filmmaker Pete Gomes in 2016.
The project explores the liminal spaces between the body and the space it occupies, between the conscious and the unconscious, between movement and stillness, sound and silence, sight and gesture. Through improvised music that responds to movement, through improvised movement that emerges from sound, KnowingUnknowing asks questions about our relationship to ourselves, others and the spaces we occupy. And because it unfolds in the very moment of conception, the work inquires how our lived experiences can be recognised, explored and perhaps validated through sounds and gestures both vulnerable and searching.
Live Performance Dates
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 17, 2019 - CD/DVD Launch, London
Jan 25, 2019 - CD/DVD Launch, Dublin
Nov 5, 2019 - PhD presentation, London