SERAFINE1369 When we speak I feel myself, Opening
Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival
When one thing shifts, so does everything else. Something simple. Something mythological. Something about the weight of each gesture. Something about the ways that forces form bodies.
A study in walking and weight-distribution, thinking about how we move with what we must carry, heaviness and lightness, light and dark, and the shifting perception of time. Tuning into micro movements, the subconscious pull marking the beginning of a feeling connects multiple cycles both internal and external.
Working with the detail of sensory experience, When we speak I feel myself, Opening seeks to give voice to sensations and impulses as they rise to the surface.
A duet by SERAFINE1369 performed with Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome. SERAFINE1369 is the London-based artist and dancer Jamila Johnson-Small; one half of Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Project O.
Performance – SERAFINE1369, Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome and guests
Latex Costume & Artefacts – AGF HYDRA
Lighting Design – Jackie Shemesh
Sound Design – Josh Anio Grigg
Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells with the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels. A co-production by Gropius Bau with the Berliner Festspiele.
Header image © Katarzyna Perlak