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Circuit Training (exercises in self-doubt), 2018. 

Live Performance, duration approx. 20 mins

‘Circuit Training (exercises in self-doubt)’, is a 20-minute live choreographic work focusing on fragmentation of the body.

The body as material and the body as apparatus:
each choreographic segment of the performance explores this fragmentation in exercise-style sequences: #1 elbow joint, #2 knee lever, #3 hip- bone, #4 jawline, #5 shoulder socket.

The two female performers move in Pas de Deux (“Dance of Two”) — a term borrowed from ballet, where the female dancer is often supported by a male partner for lifts, turns, and balancing steps — creating an illusion of stillness.


Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, 2019.

Still images courtesy of Ellie Smith 

Live excerpt from Show 2018

Royal College of Art, Battersea; London.  
22.06.18 - 01.07.18

Preview Evening
Friday 22nd June at 18.30, 19.30
Performances
Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th,
Thursday 28th, Saturday 30th June
& Sunday 1st July at 14.00, 15.00, 16.00 & 17.00


Performed by
Alexandra Davenport & Elizabeth Bradley.
Footage courtesy of the artist.


Live excerpt from Visions in the Nunnery

The Nunnery Gallery, Bow; London.

04.10.18

Part of Frieze First Thursday Performance Evening.

Performed by
Alexandra Davenport & Elizabeth Bradley.
Images & video footage courtesy of The Nunnery Gallery.