Before each platform we ask our participating artists to reflect on a few questions about their work and about their participation with Kaleidoscopic Arts. We then film an interview with them on the performance day and you can find interviews with Feet off the Ground Dance, Helen Cox, Jayne Port and Lucidez Dance from our last platform over on our Vimeo channel.
However, Elisabeth Schilling, who presented the photography exhibition STADTKÖRPER, which she curated and co-created with a group of photographers, flew into the performance later in the evening and so we didn’t get a chance to film an interview. We didn’t want to miss a chance to catch up with her though and so you can now read her thoughts right here! Continue reading “Reflections on your work and its presentations”→
On the weekend of the first May Bank Holiday Breakin’ Convention took place once again at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.
Founded by Jonzi D. “Breakin’ Convention is the award-winning and critically acclaimed organisation that represents the origins and evolution of hip hop culture from around the world and around the corner. Working with the most respected, innovative and inspirational artists, Breakin’ Convention seeks to position hip hop dance alongside more historically established art forms, through our world-renowned international festivals, professional development, youth projects and educational programme.” ~ http://breakinconvention.com/about-us
This year, Michaela Cisarikova, artistic director and choreographer of Michaela Cisarikova Dance Company, was invited to showcase her work ‘aLove Story’ and we joined the festival to see her work and experience the excitement, thoughtfulness and excellence of hip hop dance theatre.
We were struck by the beauty of Michaela’s work and we were curious to learn more about her work and her movement language.
Situated in Wilditch Community Centre, Kaleidoscopic Arts Fourth Platform has a welcoming ‘come as you are’ vibe. Framing the space is Elisabeth Schilling’sStadtkörper – an exhibition of photos from historic spots in Berlin with Schilling in place as a dancer. They’re subtle but give a sense that the platform has claimed the space and mean that even before the performances start there’s an artistic presence. Continue reading “Fourth Kaleidoscopic Arts Platform: Review by Fiona Yates”→
Kaleidoscopic Arts Platform, Fourth Platform reviewed by Tia Asterope at Wilditch Community Centre, London SW11 5BB, May 19
The independent choreographers Lucia Schweigert and Konstantina Skalionta began curating the contemporary dance platform Kaleidoscopic Arts in 2014. These experimental events showcase work by emerging female choreographers in alternative performance spaces and are appended by post-show talks. The fourth platform, part of the Wandsworth Fringe Festival, was held at the Wilditch Community Centre in Battersea and featured short dances by Helen Cox, Jayne Port, Lucidez Dance and Feet off the Ground Dance. Continue reading “Fourth Kaleidoscopic Arts Platform: Review by Tia Asterope”→
Susan Kempster’s work ‘Black Widow’ was showcased as part of this year’s Resolution, The Place’s annual festival for emerging artists. Amongst other themes the piece tackles the issue that dance artists do very little dancing, but lots of other work. It is part of our mission to enable artists to grow artistically and to help them understand and be efficient with all the other work they need to do to make their career work. Therefore we wanted to hear more about Susan’s ideas.
As part of Resolution 2017, The Place’s annual festival for emerging artists, Simone Mousset and Elisabeth Schilling performed ‘Impressing the Grand Duke’, a piece about everything to do with the process of “emerging”. Since Kaleidoscopic Arts’ mission includes supporting emerging artists, we wanted to know more about Elisabeth’s and Simone’s ideas.
“linger/beyond: dance works get a new life” at London Studio Centre
Kaleidoscopic Arts congratulates London Studio Centre’s latest choreographic residency project: linger/beyond: dance works get a new life
Ten choreographers (London Studio Centre alumni students) were engaged in a 3-week residency at artsdepot in order to revisit or create brand new works to be presented at artsdepot’s Pentland Theatre on Thursday 6th of October 2016.
When seeking equality it is important to keep one’s discourse open to outside opinions so as to see things – in this case Kaleidoscopic Arts Platform – from multiple perspectives. This both strengthens our understanding of our own thinking and lets us consider questions we may not otherwise ask.
In the spirit of equality I’ve asked a few men in the dance community to give their opinion on the state of equality with choreographers, and on Kaleidoscopic Arts Platform’s mission.
Here is the second of several interviews done with that different perspective in mind. It comes from Doug Hooker, a contemporary dancer and rehearsal director currently based in Minneapolis. Continue reading “A different perspective #2”→