Space and Words for Dancers was a week of work in July 2015 led by Julyen Hamilton and Billie Hanne, hosted by Chisenhale Dance Space, and curated by Antonio de la Fe and myself. It consisted of a 6-day workshop which we participated in with 23 other professional dancers.
It focused on the use of space and words in performance and included:
Performances of two solos: Play by Hamilton and Deep Brown Sea by Hanne.
An Evening Talk with Hamilton & Hanne talking in-depth about their work and the making of poetry and dance.
A Discussion Day which revolved around the question of ‘What skills are required of the dancer and poet to produce poetry and dance in performance?’
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
With additional support from Middlesex University and Chisenhale Dance Space. The Space and Words for Dancers website aims to serve as a digital archive of the event.