.Hand Towards takes on The Place, London. Valentine’s Day is a mythical day that little cherubs and cupids shoot love heart arrows down from little fluffy clouds to connect people through love, but it’s now described as a significant day to spend with the ones you love and announce to the world your appreciation with … Continue reading The UK’s biggest emerging artists festival!
In 2017, GoldHill were delighted to be supported as part of The Grad-Lab project to develop a new duet. Grad-Lab is run in association with The Point, Eastleigh and the New Dimensions in Dance scheme. It aids the development of graduate artists; aiming to support the next generation of dancing talent. This year the project … Continue reading Hand Towards-where do you feel most at ease?
A few thoughts on an academic project we took part in earlier in the year, looking at how collaboration has impacted our dance practice. Collaboration relies on process not outcome and process needs questions to answer. Our first question that our initial enquiry stemmed from was ‘how collaboration informs dance practice?’. To begin our project … Continue reading Questioning Collaborative Practice
During summer 2017, GoldHill Dance Company took our work to the streets of Barnstaple after being accepted to perform at Theatre Fest Devon. This was not only the first festival the company had performed at, but the first time we had performed a site specific work. Starting with an early rainy morning in June, we … Continue reading Theatre Fest Devon 2017
During December, we spent a day in the dance studio at The Point, Eastleigh. This was given to us in kind after a successful pitch at their even Pitch 'n Mix earlier in the autumn. Expanding on our project ideas of instincts we mind mapped thoughts on nature vs nurture and biological vs social behaviours, calling … Continue reading Play Day at The Point
During November, we spent two days intensively in the studio exploring ideas for movement creation. This was the first time we had taught material to our dancers. It though up a lot of questions for them, realising that it was not just about picking up the movement but the way the movement was being performed. … Continue reading Taught Phrase
During November, we spent two days intensively in the studio exploring ideas for movement creation. In this duet, we aimed to challenge the dynamic qualities of two dancers that had a ballet training background. They were consequently heavily influenced in this style of movement and so the task tested not only the movement content itself … Continue reading Mini Groove Duet
From previous explorations, we created a phrase of movement that travelled across the space. We developed this with our dancers and trialed ways of how they could dance together without the aid of music or set counts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXCpdWUeVvw
During November, we spent two days intensively in the studio exploring ideas for movement creation. To avoid our dancers sticking to their usual movement tendencies, we used an obstacle to attempt to break habits. Because dancers had not worked in this way before, the task was first met with some confusion and discomfort. However these … Continue reading Obstacle Manipulation Task
Our current project, Instinct, focuses on dancers movement habits formed through previous experience and training. This will result in a live performance, showcasing our explorations of movement instincts and personal boundaries. By working directly with other artists, and dancers from a variety of backgrounds, we hope to create an original contemporary dance work. It will provide our … Continue reading Instinct: Project Introduction