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24/7 Artists in residence announced

Mon 31 July 2017
Part of: Artist Support
Friday Firsts Bend It - Eve Stainton & Michael Kitchin, The Uncollective - en Beige (c) Sara Teresa

We are excited to announce that after an open call-out to UK and internationally based artists, we have selected The Uncollective, Marguerite Galizia and Dan Watson to be in residence over the next three weeks.

Unlike our ongoing residency programme, the selected artists will have 24/7 access to our building, including access to large studios.

This week, experimental dance artists The Uncollective will be in residence developing their new project, Low-key.

Low-key involves The Uncollective and independent curator Sara Sassanelli working to unpack judgement within a performance space through our dancing bodies. By acknowledging that our bodies hold different experiences, histories, needs, pleasures, structures and boundaries we are interested in engaging with the idea of ‘the untrained’ to propose a space of movement as a form of anarchy. We will use music as a vehicle into moving, dancing and ultimately celebrating a realm of desire and satisfaction.”

Tanya Steinhauser, Artist Development Producer at Yorkshire Dance, says, “We first encountered The Uncollective during their debut at Yorkshire Dance with En Beige as part of Bend It 2016, curated by Amy Bell. We’re delighted that this year’s 24/7 residency gives us the opportunity to continue our relationship with them and develop work with independent curator Sara Sassanelli. We are curious about the new project, Low-key, and looking forward to getting an insight to the work when they share their progress at the end of the week. Please check back for details and join us if you can!”

Who is The Uncollective

The Uncollective is Eve Stainton and Michael Kitchin with associate artist Sorcha Stott-Strzala. Their work inhabits a space between dance, choreography, live art and queerness. Their practice is driven by exploring collaborative methods in order to challenge the expectations of performance. The Uncollective aim to develop a space where politics provoke discussion around curation, instinct, aesthetics and desire.

The Uncollective’s work has been presented at: The Place, Yorkshire Dance, Royal Academy of Arts, Tangente Danse, Chisenhale Dance Space, Paris Fashion Week, Tripspace, RichMix, Guest Projects, Lake Studios Berlin, Greenwich Dance, Adelaide Fringe (Best Dance Commendation), Brighton Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, Hackney WickED, and other venues in Montreal, Canada. We have created through residencies at Yorkshire Dance, Guest Projects and Lake Studios Berlin.

Who is Sara Sassanelli

Sara Sassanelli has worked in public programming for 2 years. She is the co-curator of HOTLINE, an itinerant platform intended for both performance and discussion for artists, makers, academics and people. Sara is co-programmer of performance club night ‘inner u’ and is interested in exploring the club space as a place for performing aloneness and togetherness through dancing and as a space of desire.

Sara likes music with good beats. She is researching institutional attitudes and is looking for new institutional ethics (clearly not happening/possible), but also how to exist outside of them.

Check back next week to find out more about Marguerite Galizia and Dan Watson.

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