Dream like, the deliberately partial and elusive Voice (a retracing) provides new insights into the movement research practice that is improvisation. We might say that the work gives voice to the utterances of a diffused and disparate presence: “listen.. there is nothing… but wait… dear dancer/ dear practice” – “Shifting, sliding, tracing routes, finding pathways” in an effluence of articulations, where fragments of words and ideas tumble, stumble forth.
Tracing enfleshed experiences of dancing and speaking where each rubs, marks and tarnishes the other. At the same time, the importance of language, written and spoken, as dialectic exchange and sonic form, recurs, in such a way that the emerging lexicon of this work is not only a device through which to discuss key ideas, but also fundamental to the conceptual and creative processes embodied within it.
Luciano Berio, Thema (omaggio a Joyce) from Luciano Berio - Many More Voices (RCA Victor Red Seal, Audio CD, 09026-68302-2, 1998).
William Forsythe, William Forsythe Improvisation Technologies (Hatje Cantz, CD-Rom, 2000)
Katrina Mcpherson, Forces of Nature (Goat Media, DVD, 2011)
Vida L. Midgelow, 'Dear Practice...:the experience of improvising', Choreographic Practices, vol 2, issue 1 (2011) pp. 9-24.