Movement evokes, reveals and channel feelings, emotion, memories, images and story… When we move with awareness and we move with the intention to express, release and transform our experience and perceptions, then the movement will change us.
Body and mind can become one and generate movement. This work is the result of an interest and investigation in how dancers movement can arise from memories, images and feelings.
The choreographic material comes from the dancers’ process maturation. We will present an intimate and warm performance, in which dancers will share their personal experience through individual movement.
“Shikishin Funi” is one of Buddhism terminology, which refers to the oneness of mind and body. The word “Funi” literally means “two but not two” and “not two but two”.
(Photo © 2016 Lidia Crisafulli)
The Triple Bill @ Resolution 2017
Resolution is one of the UK’s biggest dance festival for emerging artists, which takes place at The Place in London. Every night it’s going to show up 3 different choreographers who will present and bring on stage unique, original creation mixed in a triple bill.
The 17th of January 2017 was an all-female night, with pieces made by Giulia Iurza, Kristin Kelly-Abbott and Ania Straczynska.
Part of the Triple Bill with Shikishin Funi
Whose Round is it Anyway?
This piece is an excerpt from a 50-min work – Launch Day, which toured theatres in the North East in 2016, supported by Arts Council England and co-commissioned by Dance City/Queens Hall Hexham. Inspired by the paintings of Alexander Millar and informed by research with former shipyard workers; the choreography takes Millar’s iconic characters known as ‘gadgies’ and brings them to life on stage. A celebration of the industrial heritage of the North East, this piece displays large-scale projections of Millar’s paintings and a soundtrack featuring music by Mark Knopfler and an original score by Irish composer Breifne Holohan.
Company: Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre
Coreographer: Kristin Kelly-Abbott
Performers: Catherine Muckle, Christopher Vann, Jannick Moth, Rebecca Bailey, Amy Grant
Ready or not here we come Tag you are it, as an adult.
“Tag” takes you back into your childhoods world where we explore physicality of the entertainments along with celebration of silliness. We will follow the patterns you know in the way you wouldn’t think of.
“Tag” was premiered as a site-specific piece within Footprint Festival at Roehampton University.
It comes to Resolutions 2017 as a developed and extended piece.
Ania Straczynska- London based choreographer originally from Poland. Her works have been presented in UK, Poland, Czech and Slovakia. Ania’s mission as an artist is to create works which exercise audience’s perceptions.
Company: Ania Straczynska
Coreographer: Ania Straczynska
Performers: Angeliki Theodoru, Nick Herman, Cecilia Berghall, Edurne Ruiz de Alegria, Holly Wilmot, Kayleigh Atkinson
17th of January, 8:00 pm
The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London WC1H 9PY, UK