Future Fridays: Magda Tuka

Endangered Species
Magda Tuka, Alexandra Baybutt & Dagmara Bilon

Future Fridays at Chisenhale Dance Space

14th Dec 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm
£5 Early Bird, £7.50 Advance, £10 Standard | Book Online



Endangered Species is a dark and humorous evening of live performance, improvisation, and dynamic durational interventions. Three artists explore the concept of ‘endangered species’ through a variety of parallel performances and installations.

We are the endangered species
We can blow ourselves to pieces
We are the endangered species
We can blow ourselves to pieces
UK SUBS 1982, (Garratt & Harper)


Chew, Swallow (Installation) – A contemplation by Tuka on the colour green.

Eat Your Beans (Installation) – Live action and video installation by Bilon examining the expression of anger.

Genus classification by altitude of occurrence. Vertical 6: CDS2018 (Installation)

– The interest engendered by the Vertical series in breath and cellular forms connects obliquely to ancient life-forms. Deep time, necessity and anti-excess guide principles of movement. Baybutt works on this sixth installment of the Vertical series with choreographer Stephanie Felber (DE).

How The Hare Is Dying (Performance, 20 mins at 8:15pm)

– In ancient Egypt, the hare hieroglyph acted as the verb ‘to be’. By incorporating herself into this animal Tuka hopes, if only for a moment, to make real contact with an audience. To be, together.

Sound design  & operation – Opaean

Image credit: Alexandra Baybutt, photo Moi Tran



Building on the success of Fiver Fridays, Future Fridays is our new regular programme of projects by Chisenhale Dance Space Members, in our iconic Performance Studio. Book early for the cheapest tickets, join us for a drink, and see something new – now.



Alexandra Baybutt works as an artist, educator and researcher. Questioning modes of interaction, encounter and production leads her to explore movement through live performance, text and sculptural costume. Her work has been supported by Greenwich Dance, Theatre Delicatessen, Bellyflop, LUTSF and the British Council.

Dagmara Bilon has a practice involving the creation of existential testimonies, with a focus on experimentation and improvisation. She is also a member of The Purple Ladies, committed to the collective creation of performance, events that support women’s voices, and workshops to share arts-based skills with various communities.

Magda Tuka has developed her body of hybrid performance work and workshops over recent years via an extensive series of residency and festival commissions. She collaborated on several shows with Ljubljana’s Via Negativa and performed for a decade with Studium Teatralne in Warsaw.

Other Credits:

Sound design (How the Hare is Dying): Opaean