On Saturday 26th November will be the first performance from Familiars, the new improv sound and movement group I’m involved with, at a night called Stranger Than Fiction in South London. Myself, musician Anthony Donovan and Dancers Rebecca Bogue and Jane Munro form the group, blurring the lines between free improvised music, live art and contemporary dance. Below is the press release for further info.
‘Stranger than Fiction…’
A Monthly Celebration of Improvisation in Performance
in collaboration with Independent Dance
Saturday 26th of November at 7:00PM
Performers: Seke Chimutengwende, Gareth Green, Jane Leaney, Rick Nodine and Gabriele Reuter.
Neat Timothy improvise with text and movement in performance – with their own distinct aesthetic. They mix contemporary dance, contact improvisation, storytelling, folk songs, stand up comedy and the occasional audience experiment.
Performers: Alex Crowe and Amaara Raheem.
A flat white after a job interview. A barmaid scrubbing down tables while a fat man holds forth. A major philosophical work consisting entirely of jokes. What lures them in, those elusive meanings that lurk between language and movement?
A structured movement improvisation based on texts by Alex Crowe, Amaara Raheem and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Performers: Jenny Hill and Rosanna Irvine.
Sense[less] Acts works with movement and text to create particular parameters for an improvisational event. It continually challenges the performers to hone their attention in the present, as a strategy to elude an already recognized future.
Performers: Rebecca Bogue, Anthony Donovan, Graham Dunning and Jane Munro.
Familiars acknowledge the movement of the musican and the sound of the dancer; listening and sensing both as they arise in the moment.
Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St George’s Road
London SE1 6ER
Elephant & Castle or Lambeth North tube – Directions
£7 cash only (includes refreshments)
Doors open at 6:30PM