Future Fridays: Gaby Agis and Mary Price-O’Connor

Gaby Agis and Mary Price-O’Connor

Future Fridays at Chisenhale Dance Space

5th June 2020 | 7:30pm
£5 Early Bird | £7.50 Advance | £10 Standard

Cancelled due to COVID-19


An intimate double bill of bones, rising temperatures, and bodies shifting with the tides.


Skull, Pelvis, I am a Walrus – Gaby Agis
40 Minutes

Skull, Pelvis, I am a Walrus is a work by Gaby Agis, during which a large group of women performers respond to a spoken score. Images of bones gives rise to duets, trios and group ensembles: through the air, on the ground, moving throughout the space. Accompanying the performance are pre-recorded sounds and songs.

Photo: Skull, Pelvis, I am a Walrus by Gabi Agis. Image by Derek Linzey.


Whale – Mary Price-O’Connor
20 Minutes

Through dance, text, echo-looping, song, and a life-raft made from a builders palette, this solo performance explores the menopause as a climate change.

Mary discovered that humans are not the only mammals to experience menopause, whales do too. This work is a bodily exploration of climate change, of water, heat, sweating, motion, loss, and barren-ness. The earth shifts and heats up, and so does her body, fiddling whilst the world burns.


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.

Chisenhale Dance Space is on the second floor, accessed by a staircase only, and therefore, regrettably, is not wheelchair accessible. For more information, please click here. If you would like to talk to one of our team about your access needs, please email es@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk



Gaby Agis is a choreographer, teacher and dancer living in London, UK. She has been making performances for the past thirty years – both nationally and internationally – collaborating with artists from a wide range of fields: from architecture to opera to sculpture to film.

Mary Price-O’Connor has worked in performance for over thirty years as a musician, composer, actor and dancer. She has participated as an improviser, deviser and performer across many platforms including ‘The Chaosbaby Project’ with Stella Duffy (actor, musician, composer), ‘Women in Motion’ with Zosia Jo (dancer) and violinist with the band ‘Selkie’. Mary created The Moving Theatre Lab in 2014 where she researches and develops work as an interdisciplinary artist and educator, working with and through sound, music, movement and text. She is also a Silent film accompanist and Dalcroze Eurhythmics practitioner. Mary recently performed as a solo violinist/actor in ‘Christmas at the Snow Globe’ Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.