ABOUT US is a multimedia performance by artists from dance, visual art, experimental music and theatre backgrounds. It is characterised by interdisciplinary collaboration and powerful explorations of personal and political struggles around loss, joy, caring and oppression that affect us all.
Inspired by the everyday experiences of the human condition, this performance sees Jacky Lansley play with multiple perspectives – near and far, live and film, inside and outside – to draw the audience into an intimate world of which they are a part, it is a performance about us all.
ABOUT US is performed by Fergus Early, Jreena Green, Esther Huss, Tim Taylor; composer/musician Sylvia Hallett; cinematographer Roswitha Chesher; artistic director Jacky Lansley.
The performance will be followed by a Q&A.
Booking essential. Tickets £5, £3 concession
Jacky Lansley is a choreographer, performance artist and writer who has been practicing for four decades. The artist's work combines visual and theatrical disciplines and is concerned with space and the site specific; she has made works in many different kinds of indoor and outdoor environments, including the Cornish coastal landscape with which she has had a long-term special relationship. The artist was a founder of two of the UK's seminal independent dance studios - X6 Dance Space and Chisenhale Dance Space - and in 2002 she moved into her own studio, Dance Research Studio, in London, which has supported the making of more recent works including: Holding Space, View from the Shore, Standing Stones, The Life Class, Guest Suites and ABOUT US. Her book Choreographies: Tracing the Materials of an Ephemeral Art Form was published by Intellect Books in 2017.
Jacky Lansley received the Jane Attenborough Award (2018) for outstanding contribution to dance.