NOLO: Curating the Body, 2016-17, was initiated by The Uncollective, which during this period involved Eve Stainton, Michael Kitchin and Stott-Strzala.
Supported by Arts Council England and British Council's Artist International Development Fund. Goldsmiths University and Art Licks Weekend.
Nolo: Curating the Body is a cross-cultural project between London, UK and Montreal, Quebec. It enquires into the scope of the word ‘curation’ and the implication this could have in the context of the body and choreography- the politics of curating the body.
Six dance artists were invited to contribute to a new work by sharing their perspectives on 'curating the body'. The research became how to develop a solo piece of performance where all six ideas could exist within one autonomous person. Dealing with ethics surrounding authorship within the dancer/choreographer dynamic, methods of collaboration, love and pleasure, the emotional labour of delivering/ performing.
Concept/choreography: Eve Stainton, Michael Kitchin, Sorcha Stott-Strzala
(UK) Seke Chimutengwende, Florence Peake, Frauke Requardt
(Montreal) Katie Ward, Adam Kinner, Sasha Kleinplatz
Performer: Eve Stainton
With creative support from Henrietta Hale
Images from dress rehearsal at Tangente, Montreal. By Denis Martin