Trip the light - Intercontinental Drifts 2017 #3
SAT 28th October 2017  |  7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Welcome to number 3 out of 4 in our Trip the Light series, Intercontinental Drifts 2017: workshops and performances that move, mix and matter.

We are uber excited to welcome 2 artists with an integrity and boldness to their practice which we think shines through the murky waters of choreography-making today. Language, gender, movement, conversation... A tongue-wagging, move-busting double bill to fling us into the future of dance! Join us!

PS. Please note the earlier start time!


Amy Bell | TOMBO(Y)LA

A conversation with a dancer dancing in conversation with their gender
A rolling archive of tomboyhood
A drop-in durational installation
Give it a spin

TOMBO(Y)LA dances in the space between language and embodiment. It opens up the gaps between names, nouns, declarations and the affects, emotions and potentials of embodiment, asking what it might be to move differently within gendered attempts to fix the flux of experience.

Amy Bell is a Brighton based dance artist whose work encompasses performing, making, writing, teaching and curation. Her work embraces the love of movement and a playful ambivalence towards its inherent dilemma: the artist’s urgent need to communicate and the still more urgent need to not be found.


Eleanor Bauer | Untitled, Untempered, Untamed

Untitled, Untempered, Untamed is a solo performance practice by Eleanor Bauer involving speaking, dancing, singing, hanging out with the audience, relationships with things that belong to the time and place of the performance, and relationships with things that don't belong to the time and place of the performance. It's never the same thing twice. Composed according to the invitation, the situation, the place, the time, the context, and what's on the burners, it's an open and dirty container, a way of thinking through performing, a momentary crystalization of a process that started before me or you and ends after me or you but only exists when we pay attention to it.

Eleanor Bauer is a performer and performance-maker working at the intersections of choreography, dance, writing, music, and performance. Her pieces range in scale and media towards challenging categories, methods of producing, and ways of talking about performance. She has been producing her own work within the structure GoodMove vzw in Brussels since 2007, touring her versatile works internationally to critical acclaim. Bauer was artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels from 2013-2016, and co-founded the open-source format for exchange of practices in the performing arts called Nobody's Business in 2015.

As a performer, Bauer has worked with David Zambrano, Mette Ingvartsen, Trisha Brown, Xavier Le Roy, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Rosas, Boris Charmatz/musée de la danse, Matthew Barney, Emily Roysdon, Ictus, The Knife, and others. Bauer also frequently teaches, mentors, and writes about dance and performance.

Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Bauer studied at Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, holds a BFA in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (2003), completed the Research Cycle at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels (2006), and is a current PhD candidate in Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts (2017-2022).




Eleanor Bauer | CHOREO|GRAPHY workshop | Mon 23rd - Thurs 26th October | link
Simona Bertozzi performance + artist talk @ The ICI | 20th October | link

This project is made possible with support from Arts Council England, The Place, Aerowaves, the Italian Cultural Institute and Studio XL Italy.

photo credit: javiertles