On disturbance, instability and being here 2

Orienting and reOrienting. Summer 2019 – phase 2

Thursday 29rd August. Marina Collard with Dominique Baker, Willa Faulkner, Billy Leach, Eline Peres, Marlen Pflueger.

We spent the morning outside – orienting to the gradients of the hills. resting on the apex of the sides balancing rising and falling.

Inside in the afternoon. Lying standing, an unburdened enquiry into horizontality and the act of becoming vertical. Music: Alice Coltrane, Autechre, Rufus Wainright etc….

Wednesday 28rd August. Marina Collard with Dominique Baker, Willa Faulkner, Billy Leach, Eline Peres, Marlen Pflueger.

Standing lying. Re-orienting and re-configuring the space and ourselves within and beyond it. Together but alone. Ground and space as metaphor for rich and expansive interpretations. Later, the space between. Agitated and adjusted, each other as significant references.

Friday 23rd August. Marina Collard with Willa Faulkner, Tina Krasevec, Marlen Pflueger.

Space between the vertical and the horizontal. Head rests into the hands. The fine balance of softening towards and holding own ground. the space between becomes available to be suspended within. Reconsidering Richard Serra. Space between, between 3 dancers.

Thursday 22nd August. Marina Collard with Willa Faulkner, Becky Horne, Marlen Pflueger, Carolyn Roy.

Colour, scale, dressing up and the camera. Image making and shifting horizons.

Tuesday 20th August Marina Collard with Monika Blaszczak, Jenny Boultbee, Willa Faulkner, Becky Horne, Marlen Pflueger, Christopher Spraggs.

Body work: diaphragm, breath, the cavity of the organs, the cavity of the ribs, the bones, the pelvis and the shoulder girdle. Questions and confronting. Availability and vulnerability. Readiness, responsiveness and generosity. We plugged into the wall. We improvised. We talked.

Monday 19th August. Marina Collard with Willa Faulkner, Becky Horne, Mateo Dupleich Rozo.

Return to the practice. New layers of immersion and experience. The act of standing lying reorients our relationship with becoming vertical and the space in-between the vertical and the horizontal. Ground redefined.