Dance, architecture, film and specially commissioned music meet to create a world of illusion, mystery and shadow play, where nothing is what it seems. Touching on the popular themes of detective novels and the modern issues of ever-present surveillance, the audience explore a giant paper maze, becoming directly involved with the performance space and influencing the transformation of their surroundings. Projection and live camera feeds enable participants to meet themselves around every corner as they explore the hidden spaces of Testbed 1 - a 650sq metre former dairy in the heart of Battersea.
The New Movement Collective
Founded in 2009, New Movement Collective is a group of dancers/choreographers, passionate about finding new practice through collaboration. With a particular interest in blending boundaries between dance and architecture our aim is to discover performance potential within the hidden pockets of our cities. New Movement’s established and ongoing involvement with the Interprofessional Studio of the Architectural Association has seen us recently mounting successful large-scale events/performances in Madrid, Cologne and London.
To find out more about New Movement Collective and to read our biographies, please visit our website: www.newmovement.org.uk
Working as both choreographers and cast, the performance of Casting Traces will feature dancers: Jonathan Goddard, Patricia Okenwa, Gemma Nixon, Robin Gladwin, Malgorzata Dzierzon (Rambert Dance Company) Joe Walkling (New Adventures) Renaud Wiser (Rambert Dance Company, Bonachela Dance Company) Anthony Missen (Company Chameleon)
Why we need the money
After a tremendous effort from our company members we have secured generous support from many organisations but are still short of £4000 to achieve our match funding target and deliver the performance this summer. The money will be used to pay collaborators and some of the technical material needed for the production.
Composer: Szymon Brzoska
Originally from Poland, Szymon’s particular interest is in the synergy between music, contemporary dance, theatre and cinema. His music has been presented in the most prestigious venues around the world including Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Centre in New York, Esplanade in Singapore as well as at the Festival D’Avignon. A frequent collaborator with the award-winning choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui scores include Dunas, Labyrinth, Orbo Novo and the hugely successful Sutra with artist Antony Gormley and monks from the Shaolin temple. Elements of Szymon’s composition will be played live during the event by violinist Linda Jankowska (Distractfold Ensemble).
Design: Architect Elin Eyborg
A graduate of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Architecture, Elin was recommended as a collaborator to NMC by world-renowned architect Will Alsop. Her practice pursues the idea that theatre can be used to develop the use of urban areas. The set for Casting Traces is created from waste excess donated by the Guardian Newspaper Print Centre.
Film Nylon Films
Annette Porter - Recently working with dance as a producer/director for Rambert Dance Company, Annette brings over 20 years’ experience advising some of the world’s most successful companies on the art of creating crystal clear, compelling messages, her love of photography and film-making result in a finely-tuned instinct for persuasion through pictures.
Andrew Gaston – Is a practicing video artist with 20 years’ experience designing and creating content for multi-screen video projections; this, in addition to being a seasoned director and editor for both broadcast and advertising.
Costume: Alice Walkling
Alice works extensively in the costume departments of the Royal Opera House, Shakespeare’s Globe and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Recent projects as a costume designer include The Black Diamond (Punchdrunk/Stella Artois), Fitcher’s Bird (Rambert Dance Company)