A Chisenhale Dance Space
Fiver Friday Double Bill featuring:
Lennie & Ray Prendergast
12 February, 2016
7pm (performance 7.30pm), £5
Advance Tickets Here
Each Fiver Friday gives you an evening of work in our iconic Main Studio for only £5! Great dance. Great space. And the drinks are cheap too!
length: 40 mins
“Oh take their picture,”
said the woman to her bemused husband,
“I think they’re artists.”
“Oh go on,” he shrugged.
“They’re just kids.”
‘for us’ is a new dance theatre duet influenced by the memoir ‘Just Kids’ by the artist Patti Smith, in which she remembers her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe.
Created and performed by Ray Prendergast and Lennie
Originally from Manchester, Lennie trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. Here he performed in Robert Norths ‘Troy Game’ and Mark Baldwins new version of ‘The Rite of Spring’. Before joining BalletBoyz – The Talent as an apprentice dancer on their 2013 UK Tour to perform Liam Scarlets ‘Serpent’. Since graduating he has performed in works by choreographers such as Russell Maliphant (BalletBoyz 2014), Stephen Pelton, Andrew Hardwidge, and Lucy McCormick.
Lennie is Co – Artistic Director of the dance theatre company PanicLab which he runs with Co – Artistic Director Joseph Mercier and producer Clara Giraud. Since 2013 Lennie has created and performed in ‘The Rite of Spring’, ‘Of Saints and GoGo Boys’, ‘R.I.O.T.’ and ‘Dark Waters’ and ‘Theseus Beefcake’.
Ray is from Colorado where she started dancing at the age of three. She performed endless Nutcrackers and other classical ballets until she moved to San Francisco in search of a more in depth and creative training. She trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance under the instruction of Summer Lee Rhatigan. In San Francisco she was able to learn and create works with Alex Ketley, Christian Burns, Malinda Lavelle, Robert Moses, Tristan Ching, and Eli Nelson. Since relocating to London she has performed in the Frieze Art Fair as part of Eva Kot’átková’s “Collection of Suppressed Voices.” Ray is currently researching a one woman show which may include the numerous hobbies which she acquired since moving to London.