TripHazard Performances

May 28 2016 17:30 - 19:30

TripSpace Projects, 339 - 340 Acton Mews , E8 4EA London

Five artists present the inner workings, juicy nuggets and performative manifestations of their current research in dance and performance.

Over the last 7 months Léa Tirabasso, Petra Söör, Rick Nodine, Seke Chimutengwende and Simonetta Alessandri have been teaching and making work in tandem at Trip, allowing their practices to travel between and across morning class and rehearsal room.

Come and experience the wild, the in-between, the resolute and the experimental choreographic propositions of 5 artists at the culmination of their TripHazard research.

This event is ‘one price includes all’. See below for performance start times. Feel free to come to what you can/ leave when you need to. There will be breaks for post-it-note feedback and conversation.


RICK NODINE | Breath Sounds | (ongoing installation 5:30PM-7:30PM)
PETRA SOOR | (8pm & 9:10pm)
LÉA TIRABASSO | TOYS | (10:10pm)


RICK NODINE | Breath Sounds | (ongoing installation 5:30PM-7:30PM)
Lay on the floor and dissolve into the sounds of the respiratory system or observe the kaleidoscopic patterns of the dancers undulating in united rhythms or do both together.

Concept and direction: Rick Nodine
Sound: Jamie McCarthy
Production and Light: Gareth Green
Devising and Performance: Timothy Clark, Manuela Sarcone, Ellen Jo

Rick's dancing began socially and the first technical form to Chanel his enthusiasm was Contact Improvisation. He started teaching Contact at LCDS In 2001 and gradually expanded the Scope of his pedagogy to include composition, performance and voice/movement techniques. His personal performance practice has always straddled improvisation and choreography.
As a choreographer Nodine has made work for many contexts, including; major Opera houses, small theatres, art galleries, text based theatre, touring dance companies and warehouse parties.

PETRA SOOR | (8pm & 9:10pm)
More info soon.

Working with a large group of dancers, during his research Seke has run a choreographic research process divided into three weeks: MASS, MATERIAL and DISTURBANCE.

What happens when we gather? What governs what we do? Can we make something that stands for all of us? In this week, we will look at group­ness; choruses, flocks, multitudes, polyphonies and collective movements.

What are performances made of? What materialises and from where? And how do we relate to what comes up? In this week, we will deal with the matter of performance; making things up, breaking things down and re- arranging the furniture.

What bothers us about dance? What disturbs us in the world and what can we disturb through dancing? This week we will shake things up, interfere, interrupt, cut through, make noise, provoke and get silly.

Research Directed by Seke Chimutengwende.
Performed by Temitope Ajose­Cutting, Kirsty Arnold, Charlie Ashwell, Lorea Burge, Luke Divall, Alexandrina Hemsely, James Morgan, Eleni Papaioannou, Eleanor Sikorski, Léa Tirabasso, Helena Webb, and Flora Wellesley Wesley.
Additional input from Sofie Burgoyne, Tim Clark, Leah Marojevic, Stephanie McMann, Hannah Parsons.
Music: Peace on Earth (John Coltrane) by Alice Coltrane. Although this could change.

Seke Chimutengwende works in dance as a performer, choreographer and teacher. He has performed for companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre and Lost Dog and has performed his own solo improvisation work internationally since 2006. He performs ensemble improvisation with Neat Timothy and teaches improvisation internationally. For his company Seke Chimutengwende & Friends he has choreographed four works: Mr Lawrence, The Time Travel Piece (for The Place Prize), 45 Dances for The People of Ham and King Arthur which premiered at The Yard Theatre in June 2015.

Simonetta presents a work in progress that started from the observation of film documentation of Tarantism, a women's trance dance from Southern Italy.

Idea and Direction: Simonetta Alessandri
Collaborators and Performers: Kirsty Arnold, Anne-Gaelle Thiriot, Flora Wellesley Wesley,Tania Soubry and Jia-Yu Corti
Musician and Composer : Alison Blunt

Simonetta is an Italian dance artist based in London. Her work is informed by more than 30 years of dancing, teaching and choreographing. More recently she’s researching application of The Feldenkrais Method into performance making.

LÉA TIRABASSO | TOYS | (10:10pm)
TOYS is the morning with a hangover. It is the game, the absolute, the disguise of tragedy behind the constant of celebration.

Choreographer: Léa Tirabasso With the creative input of the dancers: Michael Barnes, Joss Carter/James Finnemore, Elsa Petit, Georges Pires Monteiro, Rosie Terry Toogood.
Composer: Martin Durov
Supported by: stART-up, Œuvre de Secours de la Grande Duchesse Charlotte; TROIS C-L; Fondation Indépendance; Mierscher Kulturhaus.

Léa has worked with José Vidal, Clod Ensemble, Seke Chimutengwende, Jean-­?Guillaume Weis, Bernard Baumgarten. For two seasons she worked with the Tanztheater Kassel under the direction of Johannes Wieland, where she also worked with Stephanie Thiersch and Chris Haring/Liquid Loft. Since 2013, her own choreographic work has been performed in England, France, Germany, Spain and Luxembourg.

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