The dancer approaches and embeds herself within her audience her arm covered loosely with gold leaf seemingly diseasing the skin.
The gold is displaced, passed on, pressed into the skin – a kind of burn. Meanwhile, in the distance another performer absorbs the attention around her through subtle gestures and invitation …
Following an outstanding success with audiences around the country, Angela Woodhouse and Jerwood award winning Marsden Woo Gallery artist Caroline Broadhead bring this intriguing and beautiful performance installation Between back to London. The performances will be held at The Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins on 6 & 7 November.
Sharing the space with the performers you are witness to visual gems set against intimate exchanges in this highly charged and atmospheric work. Made in collaboration with exceptional performers Stine Nilsen (Co – artistic director Candoco Dance Co), David McCormick (Richard Alston/DV8) and Italian dancer Martina Conti (Firenza Guidi) this promises to be a memorable event.
Angela and Caroline’s combined interests explore detail and intimacy through the interplay of movement, materials and light. Significant works such as Court (2003-6) and the Place Prize Commission Threshold (2004) have been followed by profiled commissions including Sighted (Royal Opera House Deloitte Ignite 2009) and The Maven commission 2010 for Woking Dance Festival in collaboration with Tate Artist Rooms (Jenny Holzer).
Between has been touring since 2011 and this will be the last chance to catch this extraordinary work.
‘Tender and moving. Felt totally transformed and engaged’.
‘Quite, quite extraordinary!’
Viewer responses – Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2011.
Limited capacity – early booking recommended, please see venue link for further details: http://www.theplace.org.uk/angela-woodhouse-caroline-broadhead
Photos © Hugo Glendinning