Dances on Street Corners
a performance on some local street corners by Virginia Farman
Tuesday 17th January 2016
13.00pm - 15.00
meet at Ellen Terry Building
The title of Virginia Farman’s new solo work; Dances on Street Corners, presents a metaphor for exploration into how choreography can be used to capture the relationship between prescribed, and un-prescribed images within the context of live out door dance performance.
In Dances on Street Corners, the performer, audience and the site, are immersed in a non-verbal discourse that unfolds over the course of a short journey through an area of urban landscape. Whilst the urban in general acts as backdrop to the work, specific sites are chosen for set ‘scenes’ to take place on. These sites are picked for their quality of (post gentrified) decay, or chaos; Wastelands, transitional zones; such as traffic islands, doorways, corners, busy pavement, functional intersections, and no-mans’ lands, frame and interact with the invisible narratives of the performance, that immerses performer and the audience into both the content and context of the dance.
This performance will be followed by a conversation with Virginia about her work. This will take place at the Institute for Creative Enterprise