Torchlight Artist 2018/19
She, dancing to understand living
She, dancing to understand livingis a year-long project grounded in experiences of the dancer. It begins by harvesting and valuing the danced experience of professionals, as holding exquisite, often unspoken knowledge different to that of choreographer, producer or teacher. This research process will catalyze public activities of sharing and dissemination within and beyond the dance arena.
This enquiry is rooted my own and shared experiences in performing dancing. The two affirmations at the root of this project are;
that performing dancing can be experienced as an act of surrender. These experiences may be shared with other people, communities and working practices for which witnessing the act of surrender is part of the everyday. These might include people who experience and support human processes like birth and death.
that in the period of time immediately after dancing, either in performance or in periods of intense rehearsal or research, dancers can embody rich and important material and information. This material is often left unspoken, not shared or not given a value or the right resources to meets its complexity. Capturing and describing this information is crucial to realising and sharing the value of experiencing performing and watching dancing.
- Katye Coe
Katye Coe is a Torchlight Artist 2018/19 at Siobhan Davies Dance, produced by Siobhan Davies Dance in collaboration with Dance4, Sadler's Wells and Independent Dance.
Subject to Change; a Less Resilient Way, curated by Torchlight Artist Katye Coe, Sat 16 Mar 2019
Surrender in birth, dancing and the everyday, by Katye Coe, Sun 25 Nov 2018
Making Room for the Mess, by Katye Coe, Sun 28 Oct 2018
Torchlight Artist: Katye Coe, Sat 2 Jun 2018