The dancers body in dDumY another myself is understood as an organization of lines in space. The initial movement ideas developed as line drawings taking the figure of a body pushing a pram and reproducing it as an encounter between a dancer and a chair. Elevating the body on the plinth of tables places it within the frame of Sculptural depiction, taking the parameters of the everyday and interacting with the banal minimum to the maximum, chair and table becoming vehicles through which to subvert meaning, utility and function.
A mimetic relationship between chair and body allows the body to assume the deathly and androgynous quality ofthe object. This now hybrid body can no longer be identified as only ‘dancer’ or ‘chair’ and as such questions the representation of both. The dancer without a face is as the dummy, an anonymous ‘anybody’ as oppose to a ‘somebody’.
Choreography & Performance: Colette Sadler.
A Tramway Co-production made with support from Scottish Arts Council, Dance Base Edinburgh and Tramway Glasgow.
Centraal Museum Utrecht, Holland
on the invitation of Spring Dance Festival
14th September 2008
The British Dance Edition 08, Liverpool, UK
2nd February 2008
Edinburgh International fringe Festival, UK
8th – 18th August 2007
Villa Elizabeth Berlin, Germany
25th – 26th August 2007
Royal Scottish Academy of Art, Edinburgh UK
22nd March 2007
Tramway Glasgow, UK
Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen UK
PREMIERE Tramway Glasgow, UK
2nd February 2006