Future Listening – Dance Transports | 2020
Diving straight from dance work into navigating care work in a COVID-19 landscape, Kirsty Arnold and Tora Hed hit pause to invite ten artists to share and reflect on the current climate.Read More
About Future Listening – Dance Transports | 2020
Diving straight from dance work into navigating care work in a COVID-19 landscape, Kirsty Arnold and Tora Hed hit pause to invite ten artists to share and reflect on the current climate, placing the body at the centre of the conversation and asking what the future may hold for artistic practices. Over a series of informal conversations, and collaboration with sound artist Ozzy Moysey, they will release the work online as a sound piece.
This Autumn, Kirsty and Tora open the invitation for artists to attend an online event – a roundtable, where they can witness or participate in conversation and connect with others. Booking information to follow.
Prioritising being over doing and practising the action of care, they try to make sense of the present, the mundane vs. the terrifying and the distance between us.
Tora Hed and Kirsty Arnold:
Tora & Kirsty work extensively across the UK & abroad as independent dance artists, and between them have performed for artists such as Joe Moran, Seke Chimutengwende, Dam Van Huynh, Punchdrunk, Carlos Pons Guerra, Charlotte Spencher Projects, Roberta Jean and Kasia Witek, as well as presenting their own work. Both have been working 18 months for Yorkshire Dance (NPO) on ‘In Mature Company’ (IMC) – a 3 year project funded by Big Lottery, Ageing Better in partnership with 9 care homes in Leeds. Some of this work has been captured in a film, animated by The Hungry Sandwich Club which has over 18k views on YouTube.
As Future Listening, Kirsty & Tora have established a strong artistic voice enabling risk taking & innovation within the context of community work. They have been awarded independent ACE funding to deepen this practice through an intensive project that places co-production with the care home residents at its heart. With most work on pause during Covid-19 they have taken on roles as care assistants in a care home they previously visited to deliver workshops. They hoped to understand and support this environment and residents, searching for the small moments and contactless connections through a layer of PPE. The concept of the care of freelance artists and care within the community itself are integral to Future Listening.
Kirsty Arnold. Tora Hed.
Ozzy Moysey (Sound Artist):
Ozzy is a composer and double bassist. Ancient Infinity Orchestra is his main project, for which he writes the music and leads the band. He has a passion for collaborating with dancers and for the past year has worked in old peoples homes with Yorkshire Dance, delivering workshops to the residents.
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