Info              Selected Works              Publications              Bookshop              Collaborations              Workshops              IRL   

In the Gap Between, 2019.

Live performance, 15 - 20 mins (duration varies). 

Inspired by synchronised dance structures such as the Corps de Ballet and the Chorus Line — In the Gap Between utilises characteristics of these dance formations (such as moving in sync, repetition, pace, and single file arrangement) to explore the performing body as both a still and moving image. Traditionally these formations were designed to act as backdrops for framing the principal dancers, however the predictability and uniformity of the movements left no space for the individual expression. In addition, the background dancers often find themselves stood on stage in complete stillness for extended periods of time.

However, there is of course movement in stillness. But also, how slow can you move before it ceases to be movement?

In the Gap Between uses these structures as a starting point, but instead embraces the slippages and improvisations that occur when movements filter through different bodies. Moving as one, the performers move in a slow, synchronised queue-like formation with each interpreting the movement offered by the performer in front.  By slowing movement down, the work invites the performers to fully explore a range of often-overlooked gestures, whilst simultaneously challenging audience spectatorship.

Development of this work was generously supported by Summerhall Gallery and Webber Gallery.

Live Performances
’Dancing in Peckham’ at Peckham 24; London (UK)

Dancing in Peckham at Peckham 24

Unit 8 Copeland Park, Peckham; London. 



14.00, 15.15 & 16.30
Curated by

Webber Gallery, Photoworks & Der Grief.

Amelia Tan, Duane Nasis, Rachel Coleman, Andrew Oliver & Sara Stenbæk

Courtesy of the Artist

Filmed and edited by Piotr Sell