IV

dance
theatre

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Date
Wed 6th Nov 2024 - Thu 7th Nov 2024
Venue
J2 (Unreserved Seating)
Time
7:30 PM
Price
Pay What You Feel
Age
Ages 14+
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Presented by SERAFINE1369

IV (2023) is part of a modular series of performances – II (2023), XII (2022), I I I (2021) set within the world of SERAFINE1369’s current body of work that considers cycles, time, divination and decomposition. The works emerge through a desire to create shows that are not perpetuating cycles of stress and burn out, instead centring what is t/here now.

A series of tableaux, a speaking clock that announces each passing minute and the sounds of a breaking storm create the scene for the work to fracture and unfold from stillness into moments of blissed out dancing and the fleeting meaning that emerges through proximity and relational landscapes. The performers connect with the sensual and energetic capacities of bodies to receive data through a detailed, meditative and expansive practice of constant movement, energetic awareness and impossible stillness.

‘there’s an alchemical process at play that transforms words into movement and movement into words’
‘SERAFINE1369’s IV is a celebration of movement within stillness, of stillness within movement, and a choreographic breath of fresh air’ writingaboutdance.com

Commissioned by The Yard Theatre and supported by Arts Council England. Photo credit: Camilla Greenwell

SERAFINE1369 is a London born and based artist, dancer and body-focused researcher working with dancing as a philosophical undertaking, a political project with ethical psycho-spiritual ramifications for being-in-the-world; dancing as intimate technology. They work with/in the context of the hostile architectures of the metropolis towards moments and states of transcendence.

Their practice is relational, cumulative and often collaborative and they work in various constellations, at different scales and in different roles to build spaces for communing/attuning/communicating. Spaces that might hold the complex, multiple and contradictory; spaces that consider movement and transformation as inevitable.

Their work prioritises listening and is responsive to the specificities of context, using movement as a tool for flattening hierarchies of perception between visible and invisible (felt/sensed/remembered) presences.


Duration: 60 minutes

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Wed 6th Nov 2024
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Thu 7th Nov 2024
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7:30 PM
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