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Kate Brown is a celebrated independent dance artist whose choreography is widely acclaimed for its sense of inquiry, humour and disregard for convention. Perspective brings together her recent trio of works – having begun (2004); Too late, too late! (2006); and yet (2008). For these spatially striking pieces, Brown combines improvisation and the idiosyncrasies of her impressive company of dancers with carefully crafted sequences and specially composed scores by Andrew Deakin, Jonathan Lever and Scott Smith.

For one night only, these three works will be performed in their entirety at the beautifully refurbished theatre at Toynbee Studios. Additionally, there will be a free, open technical rehearsal that morning as part of the Mayor of London’s Open Rehearsal weekend. More details on technical rehearsal…

How welcome to feel engaged as a spectator rather than turned off or tuned out. Kate Brown, a mover and shaker in improvisation circles, assembled a mini dream team of experienced, dedicated dancers. The result was wholly watchable. Being in their company was intriguing fun.
Donald Hutera on having begun

Kate Brown is a choreographer, dancer and writer, who has been creating dance pieces since 1990. Recent works include next, a solo, and Wanderland, a duet with David Waring. Between 1999 and 2002, Kate worked as choreographer with opera director Tim Hopkins on projects including Eugin Onegin (Basel) and The Rake's Progress (Hannover). In 2000, she co-founded LIP (London Improvisation in Performance) with the late Rebecca Skelton, which has played host to more than 100 performers from all over the world. In July 2008, Kate curated a one-off LIP event at Greenwich Dance Agency with dance improvisation pioneers Sue MacLennan and Mary Prestidge.

having begun (2004) was originally created with support from Arts Council England.
Presented in association with dance artist, curator and Toynbee Studios resident Joe Moran.


Date and time

26 September 2008

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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