Leap Day Dancing

Monday 29 Feb, 7.30pm
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A special programme of works featuring dance, live music and film to join Dancin’ Oxford’s tenth anniversary celebrations.

Guest performers will include Crossover Intergenerational Dance, Joelle Pappas Projects and we are delighted to welcome Jos Baker presenting the UK premiere of his new solo Of No Fixed Abode.

What’s on:

Allan Hutson with his solo performance Am I Real! which takes the Idea of objects having a soul from the ballet Petrushka.  Left on the shelf in the toy shop, a lonesome figure is destining to venture out and explore the beauty life has to offer.

Taut from Cecilia Macfarlane’s Crossover Intergenerational Dance, explores architectural forms and archetypal relationships between generations. Inspiration is taken from the live music of the cello, the sounds that emerge as the strings meet is echoed in the dance.

Jos Baker was planning to show a solo but, due to injury problems, will be sharing some of his movement interests to explain why he finds them fascinating. Jos has been a movement nerd for many years and regularly geeks-out about things that the casual observer might not take any interest in. In Movement for movement he will share some of his research through improvisation and discussion in an attempt to share his way of thinking.

Inappropriate Behaviour is a dance film by Sonia York-Pryce featuring Susie Crow and shown to acclaim as an installation in Australia in  2015. Sonia subsequently won the Gold Medal in the first ever Joie de Vivre Dance Film Competition here in the UK. Susie was one of eight participating dancers drawn from the UK and Australia.

Joëlle Pappas’ Mother is a multi-media piece where dance and film are engaged in an intense dialogue. In the face of adversity, destruction and devastation, a woman battles through her memories and emotions to give new meaning to the Present.

Rain by Paulette Mae is an extract taken from ‘The Water Scenarios’ - a new project currently being created, collaging a mesh of voices with things to say about the weather and demonstrates the interface of dance with live text, song, sound art and visual art.




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