CASTING TRACES

'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.

Reviews:

DanceTabs, 12 July 2012

The London Dance, 12 July 2012

The Public Reviews, 13 July 2012

3 min. version:

Casting Traces from jonathan goddard on Vimeo.

20 min. version:

Casting Traces from jonathan goddard on Vimeo.

photos by Anders Brasch-Willumsen