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Degrees of Freedom (DoF)

Degrees of Freedom marks a shift in my methodology towards a more conceptual approach to making and towards an intention of greater openness in compositional structures with a consequent increase in uncertainty around outcomes.  It is a choreographic research project which engages with notions of freedom and states of responsiveness.  It is an evolving score with each new version responding to a new site and new grouping of people.

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#5
performers: Noel Perkins, Rosanna Irvine

#6

DoF #5&6
Lower Close
Dartington Estate
Dartington
Totnes
Devon TQ9 6EJ

Sunday 6 December 2009 6.30pm

In this performance installation three live camera feeds relay three different framings of the live #5 to another space creating the installed # 6. Audience can move between.

sound:Tim Sayer
performers: Rosanna Irvine, Noel Perkins


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Degrees of Freedom #4
#4
performers: Holly Durrant, Curt Hennells,
Minou Polleros, Tim Sayer
image credit: Peter Griffith



#5 projected in #4
performers: Noel Perkins, Rosanna Irvine
image from video still

DoF #4
Studio 6
Lower Close
Dartington Estate
Dartington
Totnes
Devon TQ9 6EJ

Saturday 26 September 2009 6.30pm
duration 45 minutes

simultaneous event
DoF#5 in studio 8
access through studio 6
DoF#4&5 engages in the studio as a laboratory space.  It is an experiment in dynamic boundaries with each version being embedded in the other through live video feed across two discrete locations.  Audience may move between the spaces

#5 is a minimalist form, using gestural language.  #4&5 work with the breath as a fluid and connecting boundary between performers (and potentially with audience)

sound: Tim Sayer
performers/collaborators: Holly Durant, Curt Hennells, Helen MacPhee, Noel Perkins, Minou Polleros
video collaborators: Mandy Finesilver, Peter Griffith, Phil Curtis

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Degrees of Freedom #3
#3 at Drake Circus Shopping Centre Plymouth
dancer: Denise Rowe
image credit: Peter Griffith



Degrees of Freedom #3
#3 at Drake Circus Shopping Centre Plymouth
dancer: Curt Hennells
image credit: Peter Griffith

DoF #3
Drake Circus Shopping Centre
Plymouth
27 June 2009 2.30pm

All day installation, performance at 2.30pm.  With seven video screens and four live camera feeds.  Public invited to text their views on freedom.  These responses typed up live throughout the day.  A curious spectacle in the heart of the market place.

sound: Matthew Board
performers/collaborators: Holly Durant,  Curt Hennells,  Helen MacPhee,  Denise Rowe.
video collaborators: Mandy Finesilver, Hugh Irvine, Hannah Libby, Jered Sorkin.


supported by Dancing Devon Festival, Drake Circus, 'ets' at Drake, UCF

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Degrees of Freedom #2
#2 at Roland Levinsky Building Plymouth
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Degrees of Freedom #2
image from video still
video by Rosanna Irvine

DoF #2
Crosspoints
Roland Levinsky Building
Plymouth
8 February 2009 3pm

Developed over two days in the public space of Crosspoints Roland Levinsky Building Plymouth.  It engages with scored and set material, organized within specific yet flexible parameters, and with video projection.  Aspects of # 1 are embedded in this version.  This embedding process will continue with each future version

sound: Matthew Board
performer/collaborators: Kuldip Singh Barmi,  Claire Beckett,  Jane Castree,  Sam Dukes,  Sarah Haddow,  Curt Hennells,  Helen MacPhee,  Sally Robins,  Denise Rowe.


supported by Dance in Devon as a Continual Professional Development opportunity for regional dancers and by University of Plymouth Faculty of Performing Art.

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Degrees of Freedom Version #1
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Degrees of Freedom1
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DoF #1
Ariel Centre Theatre
Totnes
29 August 2008

developed over four days of intense workshopping.  A shared audience / performance space

performers/collaborators: Katherine Cooley, Curt Hennells, Helen MacPhee, Katherine Nietrzebka, Denise Rowe, Lyndsey Walker.

supported by Ariel Centre, Totnes.

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