Hidden Architectures (2017)
Currently available for touring / re-staging
See News page for information about
Dancelive/Sound festivals, Aberdeen
Greenwich Dance, London (part of London Festival of Architecture and Greenwich Dances)
Premiered May 2017
Dance International Glasgow
A review from Exeunt Magazine about our premier performance can be read here
Hidden Architectures is a new interdisciplinary collaboration between choreographer Saffy Setohy and sound artist/composer Jan Hendrickse. An immersive performance, the work features an original live score composed for dancers, prepared electric guitars, and electronics.
Hidden Architectures explores the connections and social knots that we make as humans. Driven by the interconnectivity of sound, movement & materials, it asks: What does it mean to be connected? Do our connections constrain us or liberate us? Are we ever able to act independently of one another?
Hidden Architectures is performed by pairs of people, connected mouth-to-mouth by amplified, near-invisible threads which resonate as the people fall, trace, and carve through space.
A weaving of movement, sound, materials, light and environment, in conversation with and transforming each other.
To view this video in full screen follow this link . We recommend using headphones or good quality speakers.
Funded by Creative Scotland through the Open Fund. Co-comissioned by Tramway and Science Gallery London, with support from The Work Room, Platform, SWG3, Lyth Arts Centre, Siobhan Davies Dance through the Dance Artist/Curator Mentorship Scheme, Scottish Dance Theatre, Saltire Society, Greenwich Dance, Trinity Laban.
Produced by Sam Eccles.
Thanks to dance artists Chrissie Ardill, Ian Spink and Brigid McCarthy for their involvement in the early research process.