Crossing Borders : Audio archive

A ten-year programme of talks between artists and practitioners in other fields, Crossing Borders started through a partnership with PAL Labs which explored intersections and divergent thinking about ecology, change- making, cognitive processing and politics of space with key thinkers from various social science disciplines including anthropologist Tim Ingold, neuroscientist Guy Claxton and Nigel Thrift, human geographer. Since then it has been a regular conversation series featuring speakers from a range of disciplines, whose work offers fresh vantage points from which to review dance and movement practice. Partner organisations supporting Crossing Borders in 2019 and 2020 were Sadler’s Wells, Roehampton University and the Society for Dance Research.

For other public talks please scroll down.

Crossing Borders 2019

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2019/CB 29.10 Laura Burns and Liz Rosenfeld - edited.mp3
 Laura Burns and Liz RosenfeldAutonomous Flesh; Autonomous Stone.
Unearthing Relationships to Shifting Ecologies

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2019/CB 05.11 Cristina Rosa and Suzi Weber - edited.mp3
 Cristina Fernandes Rosa and Suzi Weber – How do we meet the other?
Grasping alterity as creative states through movements of sustainability

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2019/CB 12.11 Zinzi Minott and Greta Mendez - Edited.mp3
 Zinzi Minott and Greta Mendez Black women in dance, then, now, and sideways

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2019/CB 19.11 Fernanda Munoz Newsome and Leah Clements - edited.mp3
Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome and Leah Clements INCHOATE BUZZ

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2019/CB 26.11 Karen Christopher and Mary Paterson - edited.mp3
Karen Christopher and Mary Paterson The Performance in My Head

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2019/CB3.12 ANTIRACIST Practices - edited.mp3
Alexandrina HemsleyRob JonesSeeta Patel and Rajni Shah, facilitated by Royona Mitra Anti-Racist Contemporary Dance

Crossing Borders 2018

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2018/CB 9 October Dance Umbrella Edit.mp3
  Siobhan Davies, Shobana Jeyasingh, Alexandrina Hemsley and Paul Hughes – Open Forum: Future Facing

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2018/CB 16 October Lucy Cash and Fiona Wright edited mp3.mp3
  Lucy Cash and Fiona Wright – Invitation to Begin (Again)

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2018/CB 23 October Henrietta Hale, Marina Collard and Nicola Conibere EDITED.mp3
  Heni Hale, Marina Collard and Nicola Conibere – Maintaining spectacular non-progress

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2018/CB 30 October Efrosini Protopapa and Susanne Foellmer Edited.mp3
  Efrosini Protopapa and Susanne Foellmer  – Choreo-reading: between knowledge and life
Click here to view the cards Efrosini and Susanne used in their lecture performance

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2018/CB 06 November Kat Austen and Rosemary Lee Edited.mp3
  Kat Austen and Rosemary Lee – Don’t stop ’til you feel it: explorations in environmental empathy
Click here to listen to Kat Austen’s music that was played at the beginning of the discussion :
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2018/Kat Austen TMOTS Phase 1 Prelude - Output - Stereo Out.mp3

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2018/CB 13 November Jo Bannon and Maddy Costa Edited.mp3
  Jo Bannon and Maddy Costa – We are F*cked

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2018/CB 20 November Simonetta Alessandri and Thomas Kampe Edited.mp3
  Thomas Kampe and Simonetta AlessandriShaking/Crossing/Weaving

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2018/CB 27 November Beatrice Allegranti and Jon Silas Edited.mp3
  Beatrice Allegranti and Jon Silas – Moving Kinship: choreography, performance & the politics of everyday life 

Crossing Borders 2017

This year, our speakers traverse dance, philosophy, science, theatre, visual arts and writing.

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2017%20/Niklaus%20Gansterer,%20Emma%20Cocker%20and%20Mariella%20Greil.mp3
Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker and Mariella GreilChoreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2017 /Laura Cull & David Harradine.mp3
Laura Cull and David HarradineThinking alongside performance
Click here for ‘Sheep Pig Goat’

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2017%20/Philip%20Ball.mp3
Philip BallSelf-organized motion: the choreography of nature

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2017 /Funmi Adewole.mp3
 ‘Funmi AdewoleAfrican dance aesthetics and Border-thinking

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2017%20/Aaron%20Meskin.mp3
Aaron MeskinPhilosophising Improvisation: An Artist-Researcher Collaboration

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2017%20/Elyssa%20Livergant%202.mp3
Elyssa LivergantA common sense: workshops and the independent sector
Click here for Elyssa’s Reference List

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2017 /Anna Pakes.mp3
 Anna Pakes  – Is choreographic authorship dead?
Click here for Anna’s Bibliography

Crossing Borders 2016

This season looked at touch, perception and communication through different disciplines and practices.

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2016/Catherine Grant edited.mp3
 Catherine Grant – Kinaesthetic Communications: Thinking (and ‘Writing’) about cinema with Rhythm and Timing

Links to videos showed during the talk and articles by Catherine Grant:
Video #1 REAR WINDOW Syncopated by Catherine Grant
Video #2 TOUCHING THE FILM OBJECT? by Catherine Grant
Video #3 EFFACE by Catherine Grant
Video #4  CARNAL LOCOMOTIVE by Catherine Grant
Article ‘The Shudder of a Cinephiliac idea? Videographic film studies practice as material thinking‘ by Catherine Grant
Article ‘Film studies in the groove? Rhythmising perception in Carnal Locomotive’ by Catherine Grant

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2016/Simon Whitehead edited.mp3
Simon WhiteheadThe Village Dance
Article ‘Bringing It All Back Home: Towards an Ecology of Place’ by Carl Lavery and Simon Whitehead
Website Maynard – A resource for dance and movement artists in rural Wales

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2016/Sue MacLaine edited.mp3
Sue MacLaineA Multitude of Possibilities
Links to videos showed during the talk:
VIDEO #1 The Rose in International Sign
VIDEO #2 The man I love – Pina Bausch
Anna Sokolow at The Place c1971

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2016/Jayne Parker Edited.mp3
Jayne Parker – Reflections on filming performance
For more information about Jayne Parker and her works:
Jayne Parker – LUX | Artists’ Moving Image

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2016/Abbie Garrington edited.mp3
Abbie Garrington – Touch as Language / Language as Touch
For more information about Abbie Garrington, her research and publications:
Dr. Abbie Garrington – Durham University
The Manifesto of Tactilism by F.T. Marinetti

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2016/Kirsty Alexander, Kathy Crick, Charlotte Darbyshire, Laura Glaser edited.mp3
Kirsty Alexander, Charlotte Darbyshire, Kathy Crick and Laura GlaserLessons with a Curious Equal
Charlotte Darbyshire led an arrival exercise to start the talk.
This talk was part of Gill Clarke’s Day 2016, a day to celebrate the remarkable work of former ID co director Gill Clarke and her continued legacy.

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2016/Charlie Morrissey edited.mp3
Charlie Morrissey – Touching the thing that touches you
Article ‘Before your eyes’ by Lisa Nelson

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2016/Corinne Jola edited.mp3
Corinne Jola Touching Spectators – Spectating Touch
Online Google round table discussion Corinne Jola with Nancy Stark Smith and William Seeley, Meta-academy, Summer 2013 (starts at 11min).
Embodied neuroscience: Making sense of dance -presentation held at CRAL, Centre de Recherches sur les arts et le langage (starts in French but Corinne presents in English), Paris – spring 2014
Documentary Film on Corinne’s and others’ work on Dancers and the Brain, Taiwanese-French Co-production (English starts after 4min)
Corinne Jola’s publication list and access to most publications
CoCoDanse -Corinne Jola’s dance website

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2016/Miranda Tufnell and KBN edited.mp3
Miranda Tufnell / Knowing Body Network Frontiers of Dance and Health
Link to the video showed during the talk:
From Where You Are- A dance and movement project at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Rosalind Crisp – Unwrapping d a n s e
Click here to watch this performative lecture

Crossing Borders 2015

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2015/The Rebel Man Standard 6 October Edited .mp3
 The Rebel Man Standard
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2015/Scott deLaHunta edited USETHISONE.mp3
 Scott deLahunta
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2015/Andrea Zimmerman edited.mp3
 Andrea Zimmerman
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2015/Baz Kershaw Edit1.mp3
Baz Kershaw (find the referenced image here.)
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2015/Sam Ladkin edit (no questions).mp3
Sam Ladkin (find related reading for this talk Against value in arts and education, alongside the Frank O Hara Text)
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2015/Johanna Linsley edit.mp3
Johanna Linsley
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2015/Rosemary Lee edit.mp3
 Rosemary Lee in conversation with Laura Burns
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2015/Caryn McHose edit with hands.mp3
Caryn McHose
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2015/Mark Lorimer edit.mp3
Mark Lorimer in conversation with Susanna Recchia

Crossing Borders 2014

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2014/CB 2014 - Steve Valk 30 September edited.mp3
Steve Valk, contemporary dance dramaturge
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2014/CB 2014 - Kirsten Maar 14 October edited.mp3
Kirsten Maar – Choreography´s Architecture- Exhibitions as Sites of Kinesthetic Experience
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2014/CB 2014 - Helen Poynor 21 October edited.mp3
Helen Poynor, dance artist
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2014/CB 2014 - Nicola Diamond 4 November re-edited.mp3
Nicola Diamond, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and author of Between Skins
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2014/CB 2014 - Julia Farrington 11 November edited.mp3
Julia Farrington, freelance producer and campaigner, Index on Censorship
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2014/CB 2014 - Sara Wookey 18 November edited.mp3
Sara Wookey, dance artist
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2014/CB 2014 - Cally Spooner 25 November. edited.mp3
Cally Spooner, artist and writer
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2014/CB 2014 - Frey Faust 2 December. edited.mp3
Frey Faust – The Axis Syllabus
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2014/CB 2014 - Meg Stuart 9 December.mp3
Meg Stuart, American choreographer and dancer, who lives and works in Berlin and Brussels. This recording is a series of excerpts from the full talk, which was a conversation between Meg and Frank Bock.
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2014/CB 2014 - Alice Chauchat 16 December edited final.mp3
 Alice Chauchat, Berlin based choreographer, performer and teacher/lecturer

Crossing Borders 2013

Listen to 2013 - Vincent Dunoyer 1 October 2013 - EDIT.mp3
Vincent Dunoyer, dance artist
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/CB2013/CB 2013 - Anna Zubrzycki 8 October 2013 - EDIT.mp3
 Anna  Zubrzycki – The Mindful Performer
Listen to 2013 - Patricia Lyons 15 October 2013 - EDIT.mp3
Patricia Lyons
Listen to 2013 - Helen Iball 22 October 2013 - EDIT.mp3
Dr Helen Iball Choreographies of empathy
Listen to 2013 - Nic Sandiland & Katja Nyqvist 5 November 2013 - EDIT.mp3
Nic Sandiland & Katja Nyqvist,  dance artists
Listen to 2013 - William Hunt & Ali MacGilp 12 November 2013 - EDIT.mp3
William Hunt and Ali McGlip, artist and curator
Listen to 2013 - Kate Genevieve 26 November 2013 FINAL.mp3
Kate Genevieve – Neuroscience, embodiment and sharing interiority
Listen to 2013 - Calum Storrie 3 December - EDIT.mp3
Calum Storrie, architect
Listen to 2013 - Amy Sharrocks - 10 December 2013 - EDIT.mp3
Amy Sharrocks, live artist, sculptor and film-maker

Crossing Borders 2012

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Eamonn Walsh, neuroscientist
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 Mette Edvardsen, dance artist
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 Dance artists from These associations and Move: Choreography You
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 Pablo Bronstein and Matthias Sperling, artist and dance artist
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 Jane Greenfield and Steven Brett, artist producers
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 Pedro Prado, body-oriented pyschotherapist
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 Emilyn Claid, dance theatre artist
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 Julyen Hamilton in conversation with Jacky Lansley, dance artists
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 Hester Reeve, artist and fine art senior lecturer
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Siobhan Davies and David Hinton, choreographer and film-maker

Crossing Borders 2011

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 Guy Claxton, learning scientist (PAL Movement & Meaning talk)
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 Nic Sandiland, digital artist
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 Gill Clarke, dance artist (PAL Movement & Meaning talk)
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 Siobhan Davies, choreographer, with Mathieu Copeland, curator
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Tim Ingold, social anthropologist (PAL Movement & Meaning talk)
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Nigel Thrift, human geographer (PAL Movement & Meaning talk)
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 Andrew Morrish and Crosby McCloy, improviser and writer/performer
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 Nicola Conibere, choreographer
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 Miranda Tufnell and Eva Karczag, dance artists

Crossing Borders 2010

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 Becky Edmunds, Claudia Kappenberg and Lucy Cash What If… we could view all this as dance
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 Barak Marshall The Politics of Dance
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 Lauren Potter and Scott Smith The Performers’ Perspective
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 Ros Warby Creating work from the practice of performance
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 Siobhan Davies in conversation with Sam Collins, a collaborator on ROTOR
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 Scott deLahunta on Publishing Choreographic Ideas 
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 Film maker Miranda Pennell and anthropologist Dr Massimilliano Mollona The Politics of Seeing
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 Performers from Move: Choreographing You at Hayward Gallery Changing Perceptions
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 João Fiadeiro: Real Time Composition

Crossing Borders 2009

Listen to
Nik Haffner
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Lucy Cash
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Willi Dorner
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Raimund Hoghe & Franko B
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Rosemary Lee
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Sarah Whatley
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Ruth Little & Siobhan Davies
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Tere O’Connor

For notes and references from some of the Crossing Borders talks, click here.

Public talks and discussions

Memory at Work: Rosemary Butcher in the Present Tense – 17/12/2016

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/2016/Introduction edited.mp3
 Tracing Lost Legacies – Remembering Rosemary Butcher, Susan Melrose and Stephanie Sachsenmaier
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/2016/Ramsay Burt edited.mp3
 Rosemary Butcher and the ethico-aesthetics of her process and performance, Ramsay Burt
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/2016/Round Table edited.mp3
Roundtable Discussion, Chair Andrea Niederbuchner with Sue Maclennan, Elena Giannotti, Lauren Potter, Rahel Vonmoos, Charlie Morrissey, David Ellis, Sam Williams, Cathy Lane, Jonathan Burrows
Listen to /rsc/MP3s/2016/Final discussion edited.mp3
 Open Discussion, Shared Thoughts and Memories, with contributions by Lizzy LeQuesne and Charles Balfour

Artist talks

12/12/2017 – K.J Holmes – WinLab 2017 Artist Talk: Improvisation, Somatics and the Poetics of Dance

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/K.J%20Holmes%20Artist%20Talk%202017.mp3

27/10/2017 – Anna Macdonald – Anna talked about the idea of holding as a curatorial act within her current dance and moving image practice. Click here for works referenced in the talk.

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/Anna%20Macdonald_Final.mp3

12/04/16 – dance artist Deborah Black and film maker Becky Edmunds in conversation about the Turn Your F^*king head documentary, following the screening at JW3.

Listen to /rsc/MP3s/New Turn Your F ing Head audio.mp3

20/02/16 – Michael Kliën – Choreographing in the imagination of your Gods

Listen to  /rsc/MP3s/2016/Michael Klien public discussion edited.mp3