Gill Clarke Resources Fund: Awards and Artist Reflections

This fund provided dance artists on a low income with tangible resources they required for their professional development and research, such as books, journals, DVDs, or music.

The Gill Clarke Resources Fund was set up with the advance on royalties from the sales of Turn Your F^*king Head, a DVD resource about Deborah Hay’s Solo Performance Commissioning Project. It is named for Gill Clarke, one of the key artists who developed Independent Dance into the organisation it is today.
It was made possible by the generosity of Deborah Hay, and through the work of Fiona Millward and Becky Edmunds.

There were three rounds, between July 2015 and April 2016, and the fund supported 17 artists in total.

Each of those 17 artists was asked to provide a reflection, of whatever nature, about the materials they received:


Awardees Round 1: August 2015

Bettina Carpi
Are we here yet? by Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods
Bettina’s reflection

Ellen Jeffrey
Being Alive: Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description by Tim Ingold
The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill byTim Ingold
Ellen’s reflection

Paola Napolitano
Body Movement: Coping with the Environment by Irmgard Bartenieff
Paola’s reflection

Raneesha Manoharan
Sakalam Abhinayam by Priyadarshini Govind
Raneesha’s reflection

Sorcha Stott-Strzala
The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s) by Paul O’Neill
Ways of Curating by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Nefeli Tsiouti
Special Focus Spine & Upper Extremity: Cervicothoracic Spine by Emily Sandow
Nefeli’s reflection

Awardees Round 2: January 2016

Emma Jayne Park
Artistic Research: Strategies for Embodiment by Christine Fentz and Tom McGuirk
Being In Common: Theorizing Artistic Collaboration by Rudi Laermans
Emma’s reflection

Michelle Outram
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Huettel, Scott A.; Song, Allen W.; McCarthy, Gregory
Embodied Cognition by Lawrence Shapiro
Michelle’s reflection

Shakti Gomez
The Many Headed Monster by Joshua Sofaer
Perform Every Day by Joshua Sofaer
Shakti’s reflection

Siriol Joyner
Performance Research Volume 7 Issue 2: Translations (issue editors: Ric Allsopp & Caroline Bergvall)
Meddle English: New and Selected Texts by Caroline Bergvall
Drift by Caroline Bergvall
PORWR TRALLOD ( Tribulation Browser) by Datblygu
1985-1995 byDatblygu
DATBLYGU: PEEL SESSIONS 1987 – 1993 by Datblygu
Siriol’s reflection / adlewyrchiad Siriol

Vanessa Grasse
The Perception of the Environment by Tim Ingold
The Life of Lines by Tim Ingold
Vanessa’s reflection

 Awardees Round 3: April 2016

Alysha Hudson
Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations Through Dance, Yoga, and Touch by Sondra Fraleigh
Frog’s Breathtaking Speech: How Children and Frogs Can Use the Breath to Deal With Anxiety, Anger and Tension by Michael Chissick
Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives by Amanda Williamson, Glenna Batson, Sarah Whatley, and Rebecca Weber
Alysha’s reflection

David Kam
Moving Sites by Victoria Hunter
Site-Specific Performance by Mike Pearson
(Syn)aesthetics: Redefining Visceral Performance by Josephine Machon
David’s reflection

Emily Jenkins
Moving Towards Life: 5 decades of transformational dance by Anna Halprin and Rachel Kaplan
Anna Halprin by Libby Worth and Helen Poyner
Emily’s reflection

May McQuade
Dance Movement Therapy – Theory, Research and Practice by Helen Payne
Creative Arts in Education and Therapy Journal by Shaun McNiff and Tony Zhou
May’s reflection

Yui Ming (Emily) Wong
Your inner fish: The amazing discovery of our 375 million year old ancestor by Neil Shubin
How life moves: explorations in meaning and body awareness by Caryn McHose and Kevin Frank
The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
Yui Ming’s reflection

Zinzi Minott
The Queer Art of Failure by Judith Halberstam
Zinzi’s reflection on not (yet?) reading The Queer Art of Failure