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Alternative Dance Academy

Simone Aughterlony

Coaching: Time served – time shared

22-26.03.2010 / Studio Słodownia +3

I am interested in the way in which various and disparate actions or even more developed performative materials communicate and form meaning when read in the same spatial-time relationship.

So I’m thinking about the kind of stuff that makes us laugh and the stuff that makes us emotionally unstable or moved, makes us feel uncertain, makes us think a bit harder and even the stuff that gives us a goose bumps. Trying to ascertain how those moments arise, how we might invoke them, feed them and bring them into dialogue with other incongruent or unfamiliar material. We will work with progressive accumulation in the space accessing how each person or action can co-exist as both complimentary to the whole and independently strong. We will work with strategies for generating and then transforming text and movement material. Some of the aspects we will focus on are the organization of time, what is happening on the edges, listening to create a shared soundscape, embracing mistakes, making diversions.

Simone Aughterlony 1977 graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance in 1995. Since moving to Europe she has been involved with various artists in the roles of both a performer/deviser and as a choreographer. She joined Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods in 2000 and worked on the productions of ‘Highway 101’and ‘Alibi’ among others. She has choreographed for theatre productions in Schauspielhaus Zürich Volksbühne Berlin and Burg Theatre Wien under the direction of Falk Richter, Stephan Pucher and Niklaus Helbling. Simone first began the production of her own performance work in 2003 with the presentation of her solo, “Public Property”. Her subsequent works, “Performers on Trial” and the group work “Bare Back Lying” have toured extensively in Europe. She collaborated with the Video Artist, Meika Dresenkamp to create, “Between Amateurs” in 2006. Upon invitation from SPIELART Münich, Simone created the duet, “TONIC” which was presented in the frame of “What’s Next?” on recommendation from Tim Etchells in Novemeber 2007. The group work, “The Best and the Worst of Us” premiered in February 2008 and is touring Europe as is the recent collaborative work with Isabelle Schad, “Sweet dreams are made”. Simone’s work seeks to investigate the relationship between lived experience and the communication of this experience through different modes of (re)presentation. Often the exploration leads to a rigorous form of cataloguing whereby the performers make inexhaustible attempts to understand or test the limits of both their thought and movement systems. Her work focuses particularly on the more comical or tragic aspects of experience and seeks to open up layers of authenticity as the performers forge the content and concepts of the work into the shared space.

Open showing

Friday 26.03 / 19:00 / Studio Słodownia +3 / free admission