We had a fantastic time at our Library Dance on 19 December 2017 in Oxford’s Central Library at the Westgate Centre. The library had recently reopened after a long closure while the Westgate Centre was rebuilt and renovated. Our dance celebrated its reopening.
We held a Library Dance workshop today (Sunday 17 December) at Oxford Contact Dance. Here’s one of the investigations with Naomi Morris, Lizzy Spight and Julie Nicholls: three dances, two chairs. Oh yes, and books!
Have you seen Material for the Spine? It’s an interactive DVD-ROM devised by Steve Paxton – one of the pioneers of contact improvisation. It’s a beautifully produced resource for dancers.
I am starting a new project – combining Morris dancing – an English folk dance – with contact improvisation to produce a number of ‘sketches’. Dance artist Naomi Morris (yes, that really is her name) and I have already started jamming ideas. The working title is ‘Morris Remade’. I’m not quite sure where this is leading us … !