The Work Room X Chisenhale Dance
Claricia Parinussa and Dominique Baron-Bonarjee
Future Fridays at Chisenhale Dance Space
12th June 2020 | 7:30pm
£5 Early Bird | £7.50 Advance | £10 Standard
An exchange between Members The Work Room (Glasgow) and Chisenhale Dance Space. Two solo works unearth sites of embodied knowledge and technologies of the self.
sendiri – Claricia Parinussa and Collaborators
The Work Room
A performance tracing threads of movement, sound, and text, searching for resonance and the conversations we can only have through our bodies.
sendiri brings together two years of movement research project the sky was pink. This work follows threads of physical inquiries, experiments with sound, writings around existence, resonance, labour, healing, and the conversations we can only have through our bodies.
“…where a cycle comes back around, in the knowing that’s felt, of necessary burning, where
these lines and edges blur, dissolve, give way, keep holding, floating in nothingness and
nowhere and not knowing why we’re here and i can’t find a place to go back to. a new begins
not quite whole, holding, carrying, holding back, driving forward, silence making space or
what needs to be spoken.”
Love is in the Wireframe – Dominique Baron-Bonarjee
Chisenhale Dance Space
Both meditative and unsettling, this immersive installation combines dance, sound, and sculpture, into frequencies and flows that will seep into the body mind.
“Water is seeping, through walls, cracks, in the ceiling in the floors, imperceptible.
Inside and outside losing their hard delineation.
You are leaking, becoming, transparent…”
This oceanic environment is created through a mixed-media installation, driven by a crochet sensor membrane. This ‘wearable’ translates the dancer’s movements, vibrations and tremblings into an immersive soundscape, liquifying her body. The audience enters this flow, as the movements penetrate their own bodies through the composition.
The viewer is immersed in a vast sound landscape, a dark and penetrating piece, composed to entrain brainwaves towards the slower range of theta, alpha, gamma frequencies, linked to states of deep meditation. Here a whole-body perception and group flow state can emerge. In the oceanic feeling of this altered state, do we experience a ‘we’ consciousness?
Joel Cahen (sound)
Kobakant Collective (electronic sensor costume)
Recipient of Invention Creativity Experience Award, Goldsmiths University (2018), and Graduate School Fund, Goldsmiths University (2019).
Photo: Claricia Parinussa by Megan McEachern.
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.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
I am a Glasgow-based movement researcher, artist and producer, currently Associate Artist at Dance Base, Edinburgh and core member of V/DA collective. I am interested in the ways in which our bodies communicate with us, and the ways in which we communicate with each other through the body. In beginning with our own bodies in dismantling and reconfiguring dominant structures. In collectively retelling stories, reimagining identities and recentring voices.
Dominique’s dance works are embedded in a visual arts practice, where the body is a means to attune to the logic of liquidity. She recently presented work at Lofoten International Arts Festival 2019, in collaboration with Astrida Neimanis. She is a research candidate in Art at Goldsmiths University of London.
Joel Cahen is a sound designer and composer based in London. He produces underwater sound events in swimming pools called Wet Sounds and has co-founded the charity Liquid Vibrations which provides Music Hydrotherapy for disabled children. He is interested in the experiential and dramaturgical aspect of listening.