Air Hunger is Commissioned by Respond. A collaboration between Yorkshire Dance, the University of Leeds, Breakfast Creatives and Liz Lerman. Together they have developed a new digital adaptation of Liz Lerman’s renowned Critical Response Process. With 1600 votes were cast from around the world, I was selected as one of two artists to make a new piece in consultation with a closed research group. For a week in September users logged on and contributed to my creative process through mutual questioning. For more information about the Respond Project please click here.
We often forget that we breathe, but never forget to breathe. . . You’re invited to take a moment to inhale deeply. The instance of losing one’s breathe evokes many reactions, images and memories. Performers and audience will share the same breath in a collaboration that will inspire and allow moments of exhalation. Air Hunger is a sensual, emotional and honest sharing of experiences that will leave you breathless.
'Despite unashamedly demending choreography, it was a near faultless performance. The effect took the breath away, the audience spellbound, the dancers literally gasping for air. As the finally rest, we are like them, exhausted, our emotions quite battered and drained...' (Richard Smith Morgan).
For the whole review please click here
...it was like watching all the unsaid and unable to be said elements of emotions of that deep experience...human relationships in all sense of the word' (audience memeber).
Choreography: Hagit Yakira
Composer: Sabio Janiak
Performers: Sophie Arstall, Verena Schneider
Process Mentoring: Lou Cope
Lighting Design: Mickie Mannion
Filmmaker: Ling Lee
Costume designers: Elizabeth Barker and Bettina John
Photographer: Camilla Greenwell
OUR PROMO VIDEO:
Thu 26 Jan
Laban Theatre, London
020 8463 0100
Thu 9 Feb
0845 226 3510
Wed 22 Feb
The House, Plymouth University, Plymouth
01752 600 600
Tue 28 Feb
Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham
Thu 2 Mar
0117 947 7288
THE PROCESS - 2015
During the rehearsal periods we had to submit two videos. Those videos were available for only a number of people to watch and to comment. We can finally share these videos with everyone.