Stephanie Donohoe

"Dancing in the centre of Birmingham to music that reminds me of this wonderful city."

Title: I’m a Brummie Bab
Photo credit: Mark Worrall & Birmingham Dance Netowork
Year: 2019
Location: Birmingham Rad Market



Stephanie Donohoe

"Dancing in the centre of Birmingham to music that reminds me of this wonderful city."

Title: I’m a Brummie Bab
Photo credit: Mark Worrall & Birmingham Dance Netowork
Year: 2019
Location: Birmingham Rad Market

Jen Wren, Slanjayvah Danza

" Performing 6 Feet, 3 Shoes for our home community on St Andrew’s Day – celebrating inclusion of all cultures and community spirit in Scotland."

6 Feet, 3 Shoes is a heart-warming show that brings vividly to life, a true story of friendships that cross borders and generations.
Both joyous and tender, this is a story of three female dancers who forged a bond, a language and culture all of their own.  Through uniting their families and sharing life experience and their love for Spanish, Scottish and contemporary dance – 6 Feet, 3 Shoes celebrates the joining of cultures and the importance of community spirit.
The dancers are joined on stage by musicians playing the Scottish fiddle, Flamenco guitar and Cajon. 

Photo: Ian Rodley.
Date: 30th November 2019
Location: Annat Hall, Rait
Artists: Jen Wren, Charlotte Matthiesen, Leticia Cabezudo

Ellen Jeffrey – On the Patterns we Gaze

“Twilight in the wood, and the blue hues of the almost-night create a gentle glow. As the dancers turn, the edges of their bodies catch the last of the light and I can just make out the mud and twigs clinging to their forms, telling me something of the exchange taking place between bodies and site, materials and motion.”

Photo credit: Rebecca Richards
Dancers: Lucy Starkey and Jenny Reeves
Year: 2019
Location: Grubbins Wood, Arnside

Anton Mitro

THE ARMY: Tower Hamlets, London for Whitechapel Gallery 

Conceived as a desire to stand up, stay awake & survive, THE ARMY is a call to be brave in an age that promotes fear; a guerrilla performance against apathy & for healing, purpose & power. . 
Between 2016-2018 it saw different women ‘march' impromptu in over 30 ’secret’ locations in the public realm, united through audible rhythmic breath & burning small fires each time.
 “I wanted to see & hear people moving past my window, expressing a new free logic on my street, resounding & awake, instilling curiosity, renewed purpose, hope, commitment & strength” A. Mirto

Photo: Alberto Duman

Anton Mitro

THE TRADITION, Bing Place, London 
A sculptural performance that sees the body as a sculptural object, arranged in space.
Performers re-shape & restrict themselves to accommodate wooden forms, holding poses that contort & disjoint into impractical figurines in outdoor public spaces. 
A work that aims to prompt reflection on what the body can hold onto, & our resilience to often comply & endure, but seldom to change or resist. 

Photo: Ståle_Eriksen

Amy Voris

"This image encapsulates the project description -- 'enter and inhabit / a site of flow and transition'."

Photo credit: Christian Kipp
Year: 2019
Location: Coventry

Rosemary Lee - Without

Without – a seven screen video installation with a specially commissioned soundtrack by Graeme Miller – encircles the viewer and captures a spectacular panoramic view and intimate portrait of Derry-Londonderry and its inhabitants.

Filmed from city wall, it features almost 400 local inhabitants - from tea-dancers to skateboarders and school children to cyclists. Regardless of the real and imagined walls and barriers, they reclaim the streets both distant and near as they glide, dance, melt away and reappear. Without was commissioned by and created with Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company as one of their major projects for the Derry-Londonderry UK City of Culture Programme.

“this image captures for me the beauty of the city’s unusual topography and the potential to place movement that has a fragility and temporality both within and against the backdrop of the permanence of the city."

Photo by: Living Witness
2013

Rosemary Lee - Melt Down

Gathering in a public space, a group of men of varied ages, raise their arms to the sky then slowly, almost imperceptibly, ‘melt down’ to the ground.

"Melt Down was originally commissioned in 2011 by Dance Umbrella to take place under a huge tree.  The next year many of the same men melted into concrete.  I remember the rain, the canal behind them and the soft draping of their bodies against the unforgiving surface of the concrete.”

Photo by: Richard Oliver
Dance Umbrella Festival 2012
Granary Square Kings Cross

Rosemary Lee - Passage for Par

Passage for Par is a site-specific performance for 30 women created for and presented on Par Beach. Rosemary brought together an international cast with a diverse range of experience, combining Cornwall-based dancers and students from Falmouth University with performers from further afield. 

Developed on location over a two-week period, the resulting performance will slowly and rhythmically snake across this magical beach at low tide. As the audience follows the hypnotic movement of the group from afar, they are invited to witness the image of the performers’ meandering pathways carving into the wet sands.

Passage for Par was commissioned by CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust) and Dance Republic 2 for Groundwork, a season of international art in Cornwall from May to September 2018. Produced by Dance Republic 2 in association with Artsadmin.

“ this image reminds me of how I never got up to the coast path to watch the work from there where this image was taken though I had in my minds eye what it might look like to spectators up there.”

Photo Steve Tanner
Groundwork 2018

Gustavo Fijalkow - FeedMe

“FeedMe was developed and performed in a derelict branch of a former chemist’s. In this area of Hildesheim, abandoned shops bear witness of previously existing urban structure and social cohesion that were devoured by the politico-economical development of the region.”

Photo Credit: © Cultura, 2015
Location: Hildesheim / Germany
Work: FeedMe Company: Cultura
Performers: Danielle Anna Füglistaller and Gustavo Fijalkow

Gustavo Fijalkow - FeedMe

Photo Credit: © Cultura, 2015
Location: Hildesheim / Germany
Work: FeedMe Company: Cultura
Performers: Danielle Anna Füglistaller and Gustavo Fijalkow

Gustavo Fijalkow - FeedMe

Photo Credit: © Cultura, 2015
Location: Hildesheim / Germany
Work: FeedMe Company: Cultura
Performers: Danielle Anna Füglistaller and Gustavo Fijalkow

Gustavo Fijalkow - FeedMe

Photo Credit: © Cultura, 2015
Location: Hildesheim / Germany
Work: FeedMe Company: Cultura
Performers: Danielle Anna Füglistaller and Gustavo Fijalkow

Gustavo Fijalkow - FeedMe

Photo Credit: © Cultura, 2015
Location: Hildesheim / Germany
Work: FeedMe Company: Cultura
Performers: Danielle Anna Füglistaller and Gustavo Fijalkow

Erica Charalambous

“Sensing surfaces, temperatures, and textures, using the body as an apparatus for somatic explorations and non-conventional dancerly embodiments and unusual uses of places and spaces.”

Photo credit: Marinos Tattaris, 2007
Corfu artistic research /Luxembourg & Trier residency and performances

Jane Hytch - HUPLA Performance installation

A collaboration with Arup. 

Coventry Cathedral, 2018
Site specific work part of Festival of Imagineers 2018

Jane Hytch - HUPLA Performance installation

A collaboration with Arup.

Coventry Cathedral, 2018
Site specific work part of Festival of Imagineers 2018

Claire Lambert - "Sandra and her Tony" (blonde wig, wine bottle in hand)

“Press night of Beautiful Thing written by Jonathan Harvey 25 years prior - his story is set on the very same council estate on which we are about to perform. Jonathan himself in the audience, perfect weather for outdoor show (balmy summer evening!) and a heartwarming story about to unfold.”

Photo credit: Chris Arrondelle
Binsey Walk, Thamesmead London, 2018

Claire Lambert - "Sandra and her Tony"

Photo credit: Chris Arrondelle
Binsey Walk, Thamesmead London, 2018

flockOmania

Image credit: Photography Christian Kipp,
flockOmania 4 (London Edition), Jan 2017
The Cass Bank Gallery
Invited Artists: Robertson, Garrett Brown, Voris, Kipp & Snell

Sara Wookey - Punt.Point

“I remember speaking with museum staff about memories of performing headstands.”

Punt.Point by Sara Wookey & Rennie Tang
Rennie Tang, 2014-2017, Van Abbemuseum

Eline Kieft

“Leaf or Tree, Whirling or Rooted? Dancing with the Wind.”

Photo credit: Henk Kieft, 2016
Location Ansley, Midlands

Eline Kieft

“Skin to Skin: Caressing the Earth.”

Photo credit: Henk Kieft, 2009
Location Tintagel, Cornwall

Eline Kieft

Photo credit: Henk Kieft, 2009
Location Tintagel, Cornwall

Sarah Worth

Turning the story of a housing revolution into an inspiring 
piece of performance that united a broken community.

"That time when they knocked down the tower blocks and the rats came…"

Image: Rats
Photo credit: Highly Sprung, 2013
Location: Castle Vale, Birmingham

How the exhibition came about

The “Dance, Memory, Space and Trace” photo exhibition was co-created by a number of key stakeholders. C-DaRE was keen to transform the space for the LabDays and allow the invited artists and panel members to showcase one image from their practice or previous projects. In preparing these LabDays it emerged that there were many visuals that conveyed aspects of projects and moments which revealed highly emotional, political or social interactions between the dancer and the place and or the public. This point felt like an important aspect to build on and to capture, which then encouraged the C-DaRE team to ask the artists to contribute a memory which was connected to the image or the project they were going to be speaking about during the LabDay. As the team disseminated the CMoves LabDays and mentioned the ideas of artists offering images and a memory, more key stakeholders were intrigued and wanted to contribute to the collection.

Credits for cover image: Borut Bučinel