Signatures, a collaboration between Serendipity and Dance4, is a platform that provides opportunities to nurture and support undiscovered talent. The platform works with emerging dancers and choreographers based locally, nationally and internationally, enabling them to realise their creative potential. Signatures will showcase several excerpts of work in development; thought-provoking, explorative and always innovative, this is a unique opportunity to see rising stars in the dance sector.
Affect – Paige-Brooklyn Kennedy (UK)
Affect is an exploration throughout the body, of how one thing can affect another and create a ripple like pattern, both within the body but also in the spatial patterns. Paige-Brooklyn Kennedy is a final year dance student at De Montfort University.
Exterminating Kings – Kamali Hill (USA)
Exterminating Kings investigates the dehumanisation and emasculation of Black men, due to mass incarceration in the United States prison system. It juxtaposes hip-hop and krumping with post-modern movement to create new aesthetics.
The Sound of Dance – KHS One (UK)
David Layne and Joshua Scott explore Rudolf Laban’s research into space and choreutics in relation to sound and rhythm, utilising the body and space to create percussive sounds that can be noted and translated to percussive instruments.
The Fragility of Power – Harriet Dawson (UK)
The Fragility of Power, questions whether an intense onset of strength and power can reveal fragility and risk. Developing a strong relationship between the movement and musical dynamics. Can anything powerful ever grow without insecurity?
The Fly – Misato Shimizu (Japan/UK)
The Fly is an autobiographical solo that explores life in a different country and culture. The work explores the need to express oneself, whilst often being confined to being a fly on the wall, and the powerless that one might feel, worrying that opinions are lost in translation.
Twins and The Misfit – Project 44 (USA)
Choreographer Gierre Godley and his company, Project 44, a story of truth and reflection. Inspired by poet Gil Scott-Heron, this work looks at the misidentification of brown bodies and the richest 1%, playfully exploring how we can get caught up and sometimes forget who we are.
MAMA – MAMA Dance (Belgium/ Philippines/Cyprus/UK)
Drawing on their own connection to their mothers, Jason Mabana and Panos Malactos present MAMA, a personal work exploring how mothers’ lives affect their children’s lives, and vice versa, and the spiritual and physical guidance that mothers offer to their children.