DanceLive - Friday 15th October
John Utans & Andy Howitt – 3012 Workshop & Performance
10am – 1.30pm: Online & Schoolhill Studio
John Utans and Andy Howitt met in Adelaide as part of the New Moves choreographic Exchange between Scotland and Australia in 2000. For over 20 years they tried to make contact and work on a performance project. They met again in Melbourne in 2020 in postcode 3012 Time, falling, catching, suspended and passing. Ephemeral and transient. Connected – unconnected Repeated, imprinted and remembered. Reach, reach out and extend. Traces of significance.
10am-11am GMT/8pm-9pm AEST: Contemporary Class/Andy Howitt – This class will include warm-up and clearly focused dance combinations to create a fluid class.
11.15am-12.15pm GMT/9.15pm-10.15pm AEST: Improvisation Class/John Utans – John will lead us through a process of improvisations and a creative idea.
12.30pm-1pmGMT/10.30pm-11pm AEST: Performance of 3012
1pm -1.30pmGMT/11pm-11.30pm AEST: Q&A with John Utans/Andy Howitt
Tickets for this workshop can be reserved under 'Enrollments' through Citymoves Mindbody Account
Starcatchers – SPIKE! A Dinosaur Tale
10:30am: Music Hall
Spike is the wonderful story of a little girl, her grandmother and her favourite dinosaur – powerfully told through theatrical storytelling and dance. Spike is a brand-new show with original music about the passing of time and the tales that bring families together.
Tickets can be bought at https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/whats-on/spike-a-dinosaur-tale/
1pm – 5pm: The Anatomy Rooms (Lecture Theatre)
All three Screen.dance programmes will be screened in the Lecture Theatre at The Anatomy Rooms during the day.
Éowyn Emerald & Dancers – Your Tomorrow (Excerpts)
2.30pm: Aberdeen Art Gallery
An entertaining and deeply intimate jazz dance for two performers, “Your Tomorrow” celebrates the private moments, uplifting intimacies and companiable bliss of the relationships that unite us. A buoyant look at how we can meet the challenges that cross us when we have someone to hold us up.
Soundfestival collaboration – Amy Longmuir
5.30pm: Outside Marischal College
A pop-up outdoor performance from dance artist Amy Longmuir in collaboration with soundfestival.
Pirita Tuisku & Thabo Mokolobate – Hallowed Walls
6pm: Online & The Anatomy Rooms (Lecture Theatre)
The Hallowed Walls online-live performance is a tale that connects different practices into a single body of work. Performed by two artists from two countries, Scotland and South Africe. Bringing alive over 100 stories around the world about the feelings & experiences of the challenging year we have all faced. If your walls could talk, what stories would they say?
Penny Chivas – Burnt Out
7pm: Online & The Anatomy Rooms (Dissection Room)
Weaving text with movement, we are taken through a fiery past layered with Black Summer’s sounds. As a dance-theatre work from the daughter of an environmental geochemist intertwining fact with personal account, Burnt Out stands as an intimate story and a universal meditation. One Australian’s experience of our changing climate.
Please note: this performance deals with Bushfires. There is a suggested guideline of 16 years+.
Suzi Cunningham – Rules To Live By
Rules to Live By explores how we navigate the world in relation to the influence of others, conformity, contortions, hedonistic desires and a will to break free from constraints.
Please note: there will be some flash lighting (not strobe). Age 12+
Jian Yi – Weathervanes
Weathervanes – a queerbodylove project, focuses on full-body sensuality of queer/P.O.C. performers raised on elevated platforms, moving through light and sound in a trancelike state. Evocatively constructing imaginary worlds – the performances tunes into the collective psyche to create a dreaming state of mind, an architecture of queer futurity.
Please note: this performance contains nudity and uses incense.