miles & miles


miles & miles
a performance duet by Karen Christopher & Sophie Grodin
Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects
7 July, 7:30pm – a post-show discussion follows (doors at 7)
8 July , 7:30pm (doors at 7)
Main Studio
£12 General Admission | £8 Concessions – Tickets Available here (by date)

Karen and Sophie are two performers at the edge of a landscape. They are trying to untangle the distinction between imagining it and faking it. They are tied to opposite ends of a 100-meter rope. The more they know, the greater our sense of uncertainty. Keeping their eyes on the horizon line, they follow the script until the bottom falls out. They struggle back to the surface and try again.

Working with movement and spoken word and navigating the perils of presence, this performance has been mapped inch by inch over the past year.

Live sound performed by Boris Hauf

miles & miles forms part of The Difference Between Home and Poem: a duet series.
Each project in the series is jointly made, directed and performed by Karen Christopher and another artist.

Chisenhale Dance Space is proud to present this preview in advance of an autumn tour.

About the performers/makers:

We are two performance makers working together to pull something out of the air around us, out of the cloud of information we become aware of in the context of our work together, day after day, month after month, cultivating a performance between us.

Sophie Grodin is a young Danish performance maker who has recently completed a course in performance arts in London. With other local performing artists she has worked to create a number of performance experiences including Room (2012), a performance that co-authors a story with one audience member at a time. She is interested in the dialogue that exists between people and space, and the arrangement of public space to influence interactions between people.

Karen Christopher is a middle-aged American performance maker and teacher. She relocated to London after her Chicago-based performance group Goat Island disbanded in 2009. Her company, Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects, is engaged in the dynamics of collaboration. Her practice includes listening for the unnoticed, the almost invisible, and the very quiet.

Boris Hauf is a multi-intrumentalist, composer, producer and performer. He composes for large and small ensembles, performance artists, film, radio, soloists, video and installation art. Current bands include Owl & Mack, Postmarks, Next Delusion, The Peeled Eye. As performer and composer he collaborates closely with choreographers Christina Ciupke, Martin Nachbar, Karen Christopher and many others within the performance context. He owns and runs the independent record label shameless and lives in Berlin, Germany.

Photo Credit: Alex Eisenberg