TripHazard Performances
SAT 28th May 2016  |  5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
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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, Amy Bell 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 6 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!


Please note that audience members will be able to enter in between performances (not during!)

RICK NODINE | Breath Sounds | (ongoing installation 5:30PM-7:30PM)
PETRA SOOR | (8pm & 9:15pm)
AMY BELL | (8:50)
LÉA TIRABASSO | TOYS | (10:15pm)


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 & 9:15pm)
Three different strands of work has grown out of Petra's research during Triphazard - the solo project Bodies of Rock Mud and Water; An invitation to a space for undanced (and unnamed) dances with Mariana Camiloti and Charlotte Spencer and A field of us - a proposition for a workshop into an instant composition and performance.

Sharing 1:
An invitation to a space for undanced dances.
With Mariana Camiloti, Charlotte Spencer and Petra Söör.
Sound: Collection of fragments of recordings from conversations & playlist of favourite tunes.

Sharing 2:
Bodies of Rock Mud and Water
Sound: Drift by Roderick Packe (Stills, Plush Eitions 2004) and field recordings from Sweden and UK (2012-2016)

Petra works in dance and performance with a base in the UK. She has worked as a freelance performer in a variety of contexts and also researches and develops her own work and practice. People she has collaborated and toured with include Fevered Sleep, Charlotte Spencer Projects, Tino Sehgal, Aletta Collins, Anna Williams, Robin Dingemans, Chisato Minamimura, Alex Howard, Thomas Goodwin, Vera Tussing, Belgium-based Albert Quesada and Carrie Cracknell for the National Theatre . In 2012 she was part of initiating anthologyofamess, a home for performance activities in fluid forms and performance related questions. Her own work includes Siggin's Field, Intentions and Rooms, Extensions and Rooms, Crow Poetry and commissions for EDge postgraduate company of London Contemporary Dance School, Greenwich Dance and Big Dance.

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 Ajose­-Cutting, Kirsty Arnold, Charlie Ashwell, Lorea Burge, Alexandrina Hemsely, James Morgan, Eleni Papaioannou, Hannah Parsons, Eleanor Sikorski, Helena Webb, and Flora Wellesley Wesley.
Additional input from Sofie Burgoyne, Tim Clark, Luke Divall, Leah Marojevic and Stephanie McMann.
Music: Beethoven-String Quartet No. 14 in C# minor,Op.131-Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo

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.

AMY BELL | What it is going to be |(8:50)
Hopes, dreams fears about the future? Yes, those. Pitch them!
A meditation on performance making, prophesy and growing more comfortable in your own skin.

During TripHazard Amy has been collaborating with drummer Amy Hurst and film-maker Graham Clayton-Chance. This work in progress is the bastard offspring of the one week of residency they spent together. And the two weeks they unfortunately missed.

With warm thanks to all at Trip and to Petra Söör.

Amy Bell is a Brighton-based performer, maker and writer. She has performed for Hussein Chalayan & Damien Jalet, Tino Sehgal, Alessandro Sciarroni, Chiara Frigo and Tilted Productions. She created a series of works with Valentina Golfieri and is currently developing her own project TOMBO(Y)LA. She was writer for EU project Performing Gender and is developing practices as a curator and dramaturg.

This work in progress comes from my interest in ritualistic behavior in trance dance. Specifically we have researched Tarantism, a healing 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 professional practice, starting with modern/classical and moving on to 25 years investigating Contact improvisation, Feldenkrais and different forms of  Improvisation and their relation to performance making. She has choreographed for dance companies, student pieces, opera, improvised performance, site specific and movement direction for theatre. Her teaching, choreographic and  performance practices continue to inform one another and her somatic approach underpins them all.

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.