Janine Harrington: Screensaver Series

Date:Tue 11 Feb
Venue:J3 (seated show)
Price:Pay What You Feel tickets from £2.50 | Festival day passes from £5

Screensaver Series is inspired by the obsolete screen-saving programmes of early computing.

This live kaleidoscopic installation is comprised of sound coding and dance performance exploring a pattern of attention as activity within “inactivity” much like meditation or hypnosis. Performers fold, echo, push, signal, yield, flex, hold, rest, trace and make each other possible with a rhythm, scale and pace that traverses the granular to the grandiose. The perpetual movement references the natural world, care-taking and metamorphosis.

Janine Harrington is a British choreographer, performer and writer. Her works explore game structures, play, access, neurodiversity and the poetics of movement practices. Her recent work, the kaleidoscopic Screensaver Series (premiered at Dance Umbrella, 2018) foregrounds these interests and is currently touring.

Janine has honed her practice alongside performing in gallery and museum contexts across Europe, teaching, writing, mentoring and advocating around neurodiversity and artist leadership. She is Align artist with South East Dance and Re-Search artist with Dance Umbrella/ResCen Network.

Part of Fest on Fest

Pay What You Feel

  • Festival day passes from £5
  • Individual show tickets from £2.50 

Photos: Roswitha Chesher

“Watching the ensemble perform is like watching an intelligent, interplanetary, serpentine lifeform mechanically glide through outer space to land blow after blow on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex of my brain.” 

Adam Moore, Dance Art Journal 

Concept, choreography, costume: Janine Harrington | Sound coding and performance: Jamie Forth | Dance performance: Vanessa Abreu, Rosalie Bell, Janine Harrington, Rosamond Martin, Elisa Vassena | Producer: Kat Bridge