Bridget Lappin & Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi
Future Fridays at Chisenhale Dance Space
1st Nov 2019 | 7:30pm
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An intimate double bill of dance works reflecting on memory, personal growth, and expressions of contemporary womanhood.
Where We’ve Been, Little One – Bridget Lappin
Through text and movement, Where We’ve Been, Little One is a deeply autobiographical work, unpacking and honouring the journey to self-worth.
Bridget Lappin relives her past self through recordings of old journal entries, recalling times dealing with mental health struggles, attempts to define herself, and reconciling her right to take up space. This process of reflection reveals that while our past stays with us, we can still continue to grow and evolve. It is a triumphant unpacking of self, where Lappin learns how she actually has come into her own and that she may, at this point in her life, be ok.
Supported by Chisenhale Dance Space
A Conversation Between Me and The Moon – Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi
A white wall,
Breath becomes sound, movement becomes mark.
Artists and poets have long thought about the Moon’s influence on living creatures, and in particular, on women’s cycles.
A Conversation Between Me and The Moon is a work in progress, an extract from Maria da Luz’ solo A Tree Without Leaves, a dance piece examining the meaning of womanhood in contemporary society.
Sound by Natasha Lohan. Photo by Foteini Chistofilopoulou.
Future Fridays is our regular programme supporting new work led by Chisenhale Dance Members. Join us for a first look at seven projects which shun conventions and face the future of performance head-on.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Bridget Lappin is a dance artist based in London. She has performed with Bern Ballett, Humanah Productions, Peut-Être Theatre, and several independent choreographers in both Canada and the UK. She has presented her solo work in international platforms including Resolution, Kinetic Studio, and Tanz Made in Bern.
Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi is a London based dancer, teacher, choreographer and movement director. A graduate from The Laban Centre (Trinity Laban), Maria da Luz worked in the original cast of The Lion King as ensemble and dance-captain working with choreographer Garth Fagan and director Julie Taymor. She has worked with companies including Kokuma Dance Theatre and Jeanette Brooks, received the Trailblazers Fellowship, and was short-listed for The Place Prize, in 2004.