Performance work in progress: experimental dance poses are explored in the studio using various map props.
Movement: Chloe Aliyanni
Direction: Alicia Paz
Chloe Aliyanni is a Greek, London-based choreographer and movement director. A Chisenhale Dance Space Associate Artist, she creates dance works for the stage, site specific locations and film. Her work has been presented among others at the Robin Howard Theatre, King's Place, Athens Video Dance Project, The Truman Brewery, Michaelis Theatre,The Vaults, Laban, Bonnie Bird Theatre, Stratford Circus and supported by Arts Council England, West London Dance, Hillingdon Council, Compass Theatre and Chisenhale Dance Space. A Trinity Laban graduate, Chloe was part of Gary Clarke's (DV8) first London LUSTRUM project at GDA and more recently selected by David Zambrano to train in Flying Low & Passing Through alongside a group of international dance artists in Thailand. She has been resident artist at Space@Clarence Mews and mentored by Mark Baldwin and Peggy Olislaegers of Rambert Dance Company. As facilitator she has taught creative dance workshops to a variety of age groups and contexts and regularly works with the Blue Elephant Theatre’s Free to Act & Youth Theatre programme, Upstage Musical Theatre Productions’ education programmes and The Forge Initiative (movement for actors).
ACTS RE-ACTS 3: WCA PERFORMANCE LAB
THE MASK & MONSTROUS FEMALE IDENTITY
TUESDAY 15 MARCH 5 2016
Wimbledon Space Gallery
Residency public event. Duration: approx. 45 min. (including a work-in-progress performance and Q & A group discussion).
Description: Paz’s practice involves mainly painting, textured assemblages and collages on paper, as well as semi-sculptural works. In response to the ICA conference (Summer 2015) titled “Staging Painting,” Paz became interested in establishing a formal/ conceptual dialogue between two–dimensional works and a theatrical-performative element. Through paintings and curatorial projects, Paz explores the themes of the mask and monstrous-female identity. In this residency she further researches these subjects in the context of 18th century ornamentation and artifice, considering the decorative as a vehicle for social satire and caricature. Collaborators: Chloe Aliyanni (dance/choreography), Savina Casarin (dance), Caroline Kraabel (music/sound), Morrighan MacGillivray (dance), Maggie Nichols (vocals), Alicia Paz (painting and direction), and Anna Eltsova (puppet and costume design).