Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Images of dancers in a gallery - work by Rosemary Butcher

Dance4: ‘Landings’, Imprints’, ‘Traces’ – Dance in the Gallery after Rosemary Butcher

Opportunities

Join Stefanie Sachsenmaier (Middlesex University) in conversation with Andrea Niederbuchner (dance curator and producer) and Sam Williams (artist) to explore the particular affinities that gallery spaces offer dance in contemporary times.

I’m trying to evoke a situation where you go in and look at something which is always there – although of course I can’t get rid of beginnings and endings.

Rosemary Butcher

Together they will draw on their long-term experience of closely working with British choreographer Rosemary Butcher (1947-2016) and discuss selected footage from her archive, thematising her specific framing of space and time through creating dance in gallery spaces, in view of exploring their relevance today.

The event will draw on the history of alignment between the fields of dance and the visual arts, as part of which the placing of dance in gallery contexts emerged. With its beginnings in the early 1960s in the US, galleries continue to prove a popular setting for dance, including across the UK and wider Europe in current times. Butcher contributes to this legacy as one of the earliest choreographers to have worked in visual arts spaces in the UK, with her presentation of Landings at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1976 having marked the beginning of her career that closely aligned with the visual arts.

This event will take place online via Zoom. Automatic live captioning (Otter) will be available.

Thursday 18th March, 5.30-7pm

Free event - book here

If you need support with how to use Zoom please email Emily Tregale: emilyt@dance4.co.uk.

More details of how to attend will be sent to the email address you use to book no later than 2 hours before the event.
Please book before noon on 18 March 2021 to receive this information.

For more information

Visit the Dance4 website
View opportunity
Image of Newstead Abbey created by Eleanor Sikorski

Opportunities

Dancing Museums II - Haunting Newstead Abbey

As part of the Dancing Museums II upcoming digital workshop week titled, 'Acts of Social and Political Change: New Voices' hosted by the UK partners, artist Eleanor Sikorski has curated an artist panel with mayfield brooks, Mary Pearson, Seke Chimutengwende with panel facilitation by Season Butler - 9th March 2021.

View opportunity
Grace Nicol and Sinead O’Dwyer, Slip Mould Slippery, image by Mario Bertieri of Becky Namguards

Opportunities

Dance4: Public Dance - Performance for Galleries, Museums and Other Public Spaces

Join choreographer Grace Nicol and collaborators for a talk and launch of a free interactive Public Dance Pack that considers how to support challenging and risk-taking work within the contexts of galleries and museums - 25th March 2021.