Events

A lunchtime concert ‘TANZ 23/24’ at Bishopsgate Institute CANCELED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

20th of March 2020 at 1pm at Bishopsgate Institute, London (free)

This lunchtime concert features the recently rediscovered music of the anti-fascist and experimental radio producer and composer Ernst Schoen. In the first section, singer Lotte Betts-Dean and pianist Joseph Havlat will perform a song-cycle written in 1932 in memory of Schoen’s friend Fritz Heinle, who died tragically young in protest at war.
In the second half, Alka Nauman and Lucie Palazot will reconstruct a dance performance from 1924, in the manner of Henri Chatin-Hofmann (second husband of notorious cabaret performer Anita Berber) in historical costumes specially reconstructed by Alicia Gladstone.
The music, a series of short pieces, including one by Schoen, is selected from the original programme and played by pianist Sam Draper. Schoen’s Brechtian Gebrauchsmusikwill get a brief airing too.
Presented by academics and writers Esther Leslie and Sam Dolbear, this concert will be accompanied by a pop-up display of contextual documents and artefacts, including materials relating to Schoen’s life, as well as contemporaneous items from the 1930s East End held by the Bishopsgate Institute archive.

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A solo performance of ‘Be Fruitful and Multiply 2.0’ at Inklingroom

6th of March 2020 at 7:30 pm at the Leytonstone Ballroom, London

This work attempts to transform and re-mix a score made for a group into a solo for myself. The piece offers a satiric gaze on the ambiguous nature of plastic bags; on their elegance and ugliness, as well as their daunting ability to adopt different life forms. It fuses artificiality and exaggerated devotion toward plastic, to reveal the absurdity of our attitude toward the environment.

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A double bill at Chisenhale Dance Space: ‘Be Fruitful and Multiply’ (by me)  & ‘NOWhere’ (by Greta Gauhe)

30th of November 2019 at 7:30 pm at Chisenhale Dance Space,London

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”In Nauman’s work the viewers are confronted with riveting questions regarding what do humans value and what will future generations consider the greatest achievements of this epoch.” Stella Rousham

”Nauman’s work is a comic genius!” Izzy Rogers, Dance Art Journal

”Gauhe makes unobvious, strangely-affecting choreographic choices to present the most cohesive group work I have seen in a while.” Izzy Rogers, Dance Art Journal

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Performing in the new work of Florence Peake and Eve Stainton ‘Impending: Head to head, head to bum, crotch to crotch’

9th,10th,11th & 12th of July 2019 at 7:30 pm Theatre The Place, London

Photo credit: Camilla Greenwell

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Premiere of my new group work ‘Be Fruitful and Multiply’ at the Place

22nd and 23 rd of May 2019 at 7:30 pm, The Place, London

The piece focuses on the ambiguous nature of plastic bags; on their elegance and ugliness, as well as their daunting ability to adopt different forms. It fuses artificiality and exaggerated devotion toward plastic, to reveal the absurdity of our attitude toward the environment.

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My new solo performance ‘Mohair Berets’ at The Place

6th and 7th of February 2019 between 2-5 pm at London Contemporary Dance School studio 5

What do mohair berets have in common with fascism? The avant-garde art movement, Futurism has a lot in common with Italian fascism, but… What does futurism have in common with the Art of Touch? I am sharing my practice of discovering materiality of a mohair beret. I am dancing into the sense of mohair, and trying to reveal its symbolic complexity…

Photo credit: Camilla Greenwell

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My new solo performance ‘Neurotic Migrant’, The Place

26th of November 2018, 6.30 pm, London Contemporary Dance School, Studio 2

How to settle? How to calm a neurotic immigrant body?

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New group work ‘We are not your flowers!’ at Propaganda Gallery

27th of June 2018, 7.00 pm at Propaganda Gallery, Warsaw

Can beatitude be used as a form of political resistance?

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Photo Credit: Mary Szydłowska

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