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Lone Twin Performance Project - Winlab 2012

Category: WinterLab (Winlab)

Performance Project 3-7 December | Mon-Fri | 11am-5pm
Knees Up

Lone Twin has a long-standing interest in the social possibilities of dance. Ghost Dance, the company’s twelve-hour line-dance marathon and Street Dance, the innovative portraiture project last seen in the UK at Sadler’s Wells, are perhaps the most direct examples of how dance operates in the company’s work – as an activity that engenders sociability. The company has been fascinated by ‘everyday dances’ and ‘everyday dancers’, creating works with people that would perhaps not normally embark on contemporary dance projects in spaces uncommon to such pursuits, such as front rooms and kitchens. In the case of the publicly sited Ghost Dance passers-by spontaneously join two blindfolded cowboys in a repeating line dance, at times staying as a group for many hours. Beyond participatory works performances have looked at how dance might work as a narrative tool, extending and re-imagining stories and songs.

The workshop will be focused on the above areas, looking at how dance might operate sociably, how it might speak of and be a part of everyday narratives. Built around a series of studio-based and outdoor investigations the workshop will create an informal set of performances by the group – a knees-up.

The workshop will be of interest to dance artists and performances-makers wishing to explore an expanded sense of dance, specifically those interested in questions around what dance does, and can do, in the world.

Time: 11:00am-5:00pm
Date: Monday 3 December, 2012
Repeat Type: Monday 3 December, 2012  -  Friday 7 December, 2012 (every Day)
Duration: 360 minutes
Biography: http://www.independentdance.co.uk/who/teacher.php?teacher_num=205
Details: http://www.independentdance.co.uk/what/activities/winlab.htm