‘Behind the Face of a Rock, Throwing Stones’,
‘Behind the Face of a Rock, Throwing Stones’, currently exists as an enquiry and process of choreographic research, that is centred upon an experiential understanding and knowledge of British Sign Language, Mindfulness and Connectivity. The opening or gateway of creative influence has been supported by the introduction of Ma (間), which can be translated from Japanese to mean a gap/pause/interval.
The artists involved have approached Ma (間) by responding with a series of gestures, postures and settlements of physical contact. Instigated by the proposition of using the entire body as a listening instrument, capable of feeling, touching and seeing the colours, and textures of sound, sound in space and silence.
‘Behind the Face of a Rock, Throwing Stones’, will be performed at, The Wellcome Trust, Dance City, Berwick Visual Arts, The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens, Archaeological Museum of Patras, the Hepworth Wakefield, Durham Cathedral and the Whitworth Gallery.
With thanks to Arts Council England, Dance City, the Latsis Foundation, the Greggs Foundation, Spin Arts and all participating partners.
Photography by Paul Miller, featuring dance artist, Alex Rowland at Dance City 2020.