As well as our own artist-in-residence, Juliet Scott, we have regular conversations and collaborations with artists from a variety of art forms.
If you came to the festival or have seen the festival website, you will have experienced some of this in action. One of the artists we are currently working with is the choreographer, Robert Clark. Robert is in the process of creating a new piece of dance performance, titled MASS, and is being supported by the Tavistock Institute through one-to-one coaching and research support.
MASS is an experiential antidote to our pervasive fears towards difference and ‘other’, exploring relationships between our senses, perception, and with belief, as individuals and as a society. It is a response to our current urban environment and societal trends to disengage, disembody and disconnect from the world and others around us. Many of the same issues that we at the Tavistock Institute engage in our work, so working together makes a good fit.
Created by Robert in collaboration with five performers and a local cast, with integrated set and costume design from KASPERSOPHIE, lighting design from
Guy Hoare, dramaturgy from Lou Cope and sound by Jules Maxwell, MASS will take you through an immersive journey of connection and separation, a magical and profound affirmation of the complexities of being. If you are based in or visiting the UK in the coming weeks, you may like to book to see MASS being performed.
Premiere performances at Greenwich Dance, London:
Friday 23rd March 7:30pm
Saturday 24th March 6pm & 8.30pm
Tickets are available at www.greenwichdance.org.uk
Greenwich Dance Box office: 020 8293 9741
Robert also shared some of his research from MASS at a Sunday Supplement at Dance4, Nottingham on Sunday 25th February.
MASS is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. A Compass Commission from the Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership, co-produced by Greenwich Dance; commissioned by The Place, and supported by Dance4, DanceEast, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, Trestle Arts Base, and via the South East Dance and Jerwood Charitable Foundation Dramaturg in Residence programme.