Jane Castree Dance Collaborations has secured funding from Arts Council England to develop Perspectives, a new programme of work that will tour universities and venues across the UK.
The company has been working with artists across mediums including lighting, sound, film and digital technology to devise the evening’s work.
The work includes the dance film It’s a Gender Affair exploring notions of gender and perception. A duet between Jane Castree and Hal Smith, filmed at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre in Lifton, Devon, this light hearted dance film invites the audiences to consider our perceptions of femininity and masculinity and raises the question: How are we equal if we are not the same?
The company has also been developing the piece How If I? which confronts the dancer’s habitual movement patterns and explores unusual uses of lighting design. How If I? reveals the body and it’s potentiality through a collaboration of light and movement. The work has been developed through close collaboration between Jane Castree and Lighting Designer Jamie Smith and enhanced since attending a DanSCe Dialogues Lighting Laboratory in France led by the British choreographer Russell Maliphant and Lighting Designer Michael Hulls.
The premiere of these two pieces was shown as part of an evening of the company’s work at Falmouth University on the 5th March 2014 and will now form a triple bill with Moving from the Body, which will go on to tour universities and venues across the UK. A full programme of workshops are also available to accompany the tour. The creation of the tour also saw Jane Castree Dance Collaborations develop its first Graduate Scheme.
Perspectives is supported by Arts Council England, Falmouth University, The Works, Plymouth Dance, The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, Dance in Devon, DanSCe Dialogues 2, Interreg and Take Art.
For further information about Perspectives, please contact artistic director Jane Castree: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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