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Skin/ Space/ Stone
28th October 2017

Saturday 28th October, Foreshore Gallery: 6pm and 7.30pm (two performances)

£8 or £6.50 (Jerwood Gallery members/ students/ under 16s)

To book your place, call  01424 728 377 during gallery opening hours. 

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Performance Information

6pm Performance: doors open at 5.45pm.  The performance will last 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute Q&A session. You will then have up to 7pm to view our current exhibition within the Foreshore Gallery, a 7pm prompt departure is kindly asked for to enable set up for the second performance. A pay for bar will be available. 

7.30pm Performance: doors open at 7.15pm. The performance will last 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute Q&A session. You will then have up to 8.30pm to view our current exhibition within the Foreshore Gallery.  A pay for bar will be available. 

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Skin/Space/Stone is a kinaesthetic response to the works of sculptor Richard Long from a somatic viewpoint – nuanced sensory changes are an integral aspect of the language of the dance. Weight passing through ……..proximity of stone to skin……soundscape of breathing and stones…….

Choreographed by Sasha Roubicek and performed by dance artist Renee Stewart.

In his works, Long carefully considers how marks, stones and other materials are placed in relation to each other and to how this is contextualised in relation to the environment. Roubicek has considered how the body as well as the space can be treated as landscape and how the juxta-positioning of movements and material can create meaningful relationships. The body of the dancer becomes integrated with the stones - stones rest on the dancer’s body creating precarious and ephemeral structures. Spaces and pathways are delineated and then dissolve and reform. 

Sasha Roubicek trained at London Contemporary Dance School 1982-1986. In 1991 she joined Motionhouse Dance Theatre. In 1994 she made her first appearances with Siobhan Davies Dance, performed with Yolande Snaith Theatre Dance and became a founding member of Small Bones Dance Company, working with the company until 1999 when she rejoined Siobhan Davies Dance. While with SDD Sasha created many distinctive roles appearing in ten of the company’s works including Wild Air, White Man Sleeps, Of Oil And Water and Two Quartets. 

In 2008 Sasha joined the teaching faculty at London Contemporary Dance School and teaches Somatic Based Dance Practices including technique, improvisation and the Japanese martial art of Aikido in which she is holder of 4th Dan. Sasha’s choreographic works for the BA and post graduate students at LCDS include: Breaking Trail, Tracks, The Space of Time, Milestones and Mapping the Line.

In 2013 Sasha was awarded MA with distinction by LCDS accredited by the University of Kent. 

Dance artist Renee Stewart was born in London and grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She recently graduated with a first class B.A. Hons Degree from The London Contemporary Dance School. Renee has worked with several companies and choreographers including Jacob Jonas The Company (USA), Susan Sentler (UK) and Didy Veldman (UK). Renee’s first work with choreographer Sasha Roubicek was ‘Milestones’ (2016) which she performed with LCDS third year touring company, LC3. 

Richard Long CBE RA is an English sculptor and one of the best known British land artists. Long is the only artist to have been short-listed four times for the Turner Prize.

The work was made with support from Movingeast & the Conservatoire for Dance & Drama, Research & Knowledge Exchange

Performance lasts approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer session with Sasha Roubicek. Drinks will be available and an opportunity to view the Paula Rego The Boy who loved the Sea and other Stories exhibition.

Photography: Hugo Glendinning 

 

Please note, events may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not reached, in which case you will be notified in advance of the date.