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Mark making and Moving

Wendy Houstoun

Start date: August 16, 2019

End date: August 18, 2019

Tickets: Email: robdothopper@aol.co.uk

Dance

£75 All 3-days or £60 for Saturday and Sunday only (The 16th is an optional opportunity to meet for a few hours prior to the main workshop on Saturday and Sunday)

A three-day Lab focussed on the creation of ideas and work.

I see these days as more a laboratory rather than a workshop with the emphasis on the meeting, discussions and collisions of people.

I have spent a lot of my life passing on tried and tested ideas and I want to use the freedom of this amazing space and place to open up a new way of working.

I will lead a movement session each morning and then open up the day by setting tasks and forming ideas and setting time frames for making and responding.

I would love this Lab to include musicians, dancers, writers, painters, architects, digital artists, stone masons, counsellors, film makers, walkers, geographers, map makers – anyone who is interested in forming and joining one idea to another.

The weekend will begin with an optional pre – meet on Friday 16thfrom 3 to 7pm for those that can make it.

Then the Lab will officially start on the Saturday morning and run through to Sunday. The timings for the Saturday and the Sunday are from 11am to 6pm.

Given the nature of the work, a commitment to attending both Saturday and Sunday for this Lab is required. 

Wendy Houstoun

Wendy Houstoun is a movement/theatre artist who remains committed to finding new forms to address her themes. Over the years, her work has developed a uniquely distinctive style that combines movement with text, and meaning with humour. Since 1980, Wendy has worked extensively as a solo performer, and in collaboration with companies and artists whose work challenges, enriches, and extends the boundaries of, dance and theatre. Her work with DV8 Physical Theatre, Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment, film-maker David Hinton, Jonathan Burrows, Nigel Charnock, performance artist Rose English, Gloria Theatre, Lumiere and Son Theatre Company and Ludus Dance Company has explored large and small stages, specific sites, film and installation.

Wendy’s solo pieces, Haunted, Daunted and Flaunted, Happy Hour (commissioned by Chisenhale Dance Space), and The 48 Almost Love Lyrics have all toured Europe. She has made two films, Touched and Diary of a Dancer for BBC with David Hinton. Site-specific commissions include Mind the Gap for the South Bank Centre, Reverse Effect for Cultural Industry, and Take Me to the River for the South Bank and Greenwich & Docklands Festival. Wendy is an artist who experiments with ideas in her work, but keeps her audience very much in mind. While her work challenges preconceptions about movement, she communicates clearly and humorously about our culture.