NSCD Media Archive #22

We’ve added two new performances to the NSCD Media Archive:


PD481   Accumulation l Ordinary Courage, Friday 03 October 2014 [online]
Content:  Accumulation (1971) / Trisha Brown (ch), Theo Clinkard (per) — Ordinary Courage / Theo Clinkard (ch)
Electronic file (1 file, 891Mb)
Leeds, NSCD, 2014
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Brighton-based choreographer and performer, Theo Clinkard, performed Trisha Brown’s iconic solo Accumulation (1971), followed by Theo’s group choreography, Ordinary Courage. Accumulation finds the extraordinary in the everyday and challenges existing perceptions of performance through the simple device of adding one gesture to another and repeating the phase with each new movement. Ordinary Courage uses rousing and eloquent dance to examine the nature of loss and a dancer’s capacity to communicate through movement when words aren’t enough.

“Clinkard’s performance of Trisha Brown’s Accumulation (1971) was witty in all the right offbeat ways.” (The Herald Scotland)


PD482   Artificial  Things, Friday 10 October 2014 [online]
Choreographer / Lucy Bennett
Performers / Stopgap Dance Company
Electronic file (1.07Gb)
Leeds, NSCD, 2014
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Cinematic in feel, Artificial Things offers a rich collaborative dance experience, inviting audience members to join the individual dancers on an absorbing collective journey. As Lucy Bennett’s first piece for Stopgap, this work heralds a new artistic vision for the company; Bennett employs a range of different approaches during the creative process to offer an intriguing narrative with an explosive middle section.

“Bold and disarming” (Exeunt Magazine)