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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.


Featured in Vogue Ukraine Art Issue, 2019.
Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, 2019.

Live Performances
A Performance Affair; Brussels, BG (2019)
The Nunnery Gallery; London, UK (2018)
Show 2018; London, UK (2018)


Exhibition FeaturesAesthetica Art Prize Exhibtion; York, UK (2019)
Vogue Ukraine Art Issue Exhibition; Kyiv, UA (2019)
Stop Motion: In Search of the Still Image; North Carolina, USA (2019)


Performance space for Circuit Training (exercises in self-doubt) at Show 2018; Royal College of Art, London. June 2018. Courtesy of the Artist. 





Live excerpt from Show 2018

Royal College of Art, Battersea; London.  
Dates: 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


Performers
Alexandra Davenport & Elizabeth Bradley.

Footage courtesy of the artist.






Visions in the Nunnery

The Nunnery Gallery, Bow; London.

Date: 04.10.18

Part of Frieze First Thursday Performance Evening.

Performers
Alexandra Davenport & Elizabeth Bradley.

Photographs
Courtesy of The Nunnery Gallery




Vogue Ukraine Art Issue

August 2019

8-page editorial feature. Part of the ‘Identity & Gender’ Issue, featuring cover story from Paul Mpagi Sepuya. 

Photographed by Image Group 
Styled by Kyanisha Morgan 

Performers
Alexandra Davenport & Elizabeth Bradley. 


Full feature available here. 






A Performance Affair: RE:production

Vanderborght Building; Brussels. 
Dates: 06.09.19 & 07.09.19

Selected by Adam Budak, Ellen de Bruijne, Aaron Cezar, Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Iordanis Kerenidis & Piergiorgio Pepe, ORLAN & Chantal Pontbriand. 

Performances
at 11h, 14h & 16h daily. 


Performers
Alexandra Davenport & Elizabeth Bradley.


Photographs

Jeroen Verrecht

Floor plan sketch
Elizabeth Bradley