'Casting Traces' is a performance where I applied the concept of 'demanding props’. The performance came about in collaboration with the dance group New Movement Collective and was performed at Testbed 1 in Battersea. An old converted dairy factory, owned by architect Will Alsop and artist Bruce McLean. We built the entire theatre space as a wear-and-tear design of newsprint paper, and manipulated how the audience moved around in the paper maze occupying the room amidst the dancers. We studied the architecture in one-to-one, identifying what props attracted people and what props kept people away, and we observed what slight changes in the design that turned a barrier into a threshold and a threshold into a barrier.
DanceTabs, 12 July 2012
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photos by Anders Brasch-Willumsen