Liz Lerman | Shape & Momentum: Making Art in Restless TimesEvent type: Talk Part of: Working with Artists
Tue 3 Oct, 5:30pm
Venue: Yorkshire Dance
Booking is essential. Please call 0113 243 8765 to reserve your place.
We are delighted to welcome back Liz Lerman, American choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker.
Liz will talk and engage in discussion about the ways in which we think about our work, how we frame our work for others, and how we embark on the work itself.
From a piece about her days as a go-go dancer in 1974 to a recent investigation of origins that included putting dancers in the tunnels of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Liz has spent the past four decades making her artistic research personal, funny, intellectually vivid, and up to the minute.
A key aspect of her artistry is opening her process to various publics from shipbuilders to physicists, construction workers to ballerinas, resulting in both research and outcomes that are participatory, relevant, urgent, and usable by others.
Liz will be in conversation with other key leaders from the dance sector, including Holly Blakey, David Harradine (Fevered Sleep) & Janet Smith (Northern School of Contemporary Dance).
“an emerging talent from contemporary dance’s outer edges.” Kate Hutchinson, The Guardian
Born in North Yorkshire and now based in London, much of Holly Blakey’s recent work has been for camera, working with directors and musicians internationally from India to Los Angeles for stage and screen whilst collaborating with visual artists globally.
Recent music video credits include Florence and the Machine, Young Fathers and Jungle whilst choreographing films for Dior, Gucci, Paul Smith and Claire Barrow. In 2016 Blakey won a UK MVA award for her work on Delilah (Florence and the Machine) for ‘Best Choreography in a Video’, she was also nominated as ‘Best New Director.’ Blakey is known for her live collaborations with visual artists such as Hannah Perry (Serpentine Galleries, Boiler Room, CFA Berlin), Jala Wahid (Serpentine Galleries) and composer Mica Levi (Wrath, Collision Festival) but equally her long standing practice with music artists Gwilym Gold and Darkstar.
Her debut live show Some Greater Class was awarded The Kevin Spacey Foundation Award for Dance and is currently touring the UK is supported by Arts Council England.
Performances in the North of England include 16 & 17 October at The Lowry and 19 October at The Riley Theatre.
David Harradine is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Fevered Sleep, making performances, installations, films, books and digital art, for adults and for children. This work is presented in arts spaces such as galleries, theatres and cinemas; in schools and other community sites; and in the spaces of everyday life: in people’s homes, on phones, online.
With Fevered Sleep, he is currently making work that explores childhood, grief and intergenerational relationships; weather, landscape and climate; and the connections between human and more-than-human life.
David is Professor of Interdisciplinary Practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.
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