Sadler’s works dDumY ( another myself), The Making of Doubt, I not I and We are the monsters have been concerned with altering perceptions of the human body by morphing and hybridising it to the threshold of recognition. These choreographed performances, operate strongly within the alienated appearance of both bodies and objects. The performers’ body in these works wants to inhabit a place where it cannot be named.
“Notebook series” takes these themes of alterity and transformation by piecing together fragments from Sadlers works 2006- 2012 within a solo performance for gallery or found space. In collaboration with set designer Philine Rinnert, the performers body is placed in a minimal setting of table and chair in dialogue with a laptop that co-inhabits the space. The lap top is taken as a performer of sorts that reacts and responds to the performers actions and words.
Choreography and Concept: Colette SadlerPerformance: Colette Sadler
Setting, Visuals, Costume and Lighting: Philine RinnertPhotography: Philine Rinnert
“Notebook Series” is co-produced by DüsseldorfVisual Art Quadrenniale / KIT (Kunst im Tunnel)Germany and Dance 4 UK. Residency support: CAMPO Belgium.
Transgressions – Dance festival Hull (Hull City of Culture UK programme 2017)13th May 2017www.hull2017.co.uk
Sidekicks festival Munich Germany25th-26th November 2016www.tanztendenz.de
Tanz Nacht Berlin Germany28th August 2016www.tanznachtberlin.de/tanznachtberlin2016
NOTTDANCE FESTIVAL, Nottingham14th March 2015 www.dance4.co.uk
Visual Arts Quadriennale KIT, Düsseldorf Germany 16th July 2014 www.quadriennale-duesseldorf.de