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Workshop: 3.30-5.30pm. £5
Performance: 6.30pm. £5
Workshop & performance: £8

Born from the meeting of Italian-American choreographer/installation artist (Tatge) and Swedish dramaturge/visual artist (Steele), developed during a six-week residency in Istanbul coinciding with the city’s large-scale social unrest.

Dyad is a work on duality observed from the perspective of two women representing diametrically opposed female experiences and sexual lifestyles. Dissatisfied with the impossibility of operating in both domains, Dyad is an investigation into the elasticity of boundaries and the overlapping of identities.

Dyad serves as an active site for the manifestation of social and political activism as well as the physical domain for the production of the relation between subject and object, observer and observed, individual and collective. This investigation has been heightened by the recent conflict still ongoing in Istanbul, providing us with a unique moment in time were links between sex, violence and power are laid bare.

Directed and performed by: Alice Tatge & Therese Steele
Soundscape: Wajid Yaseen & Alice Tatge

Supported by Arts Council England, The Freud Museum London, Artsadmin London, European Culture Foundation, Salt Galata Istanbul, MauMau Istanbul & Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul, Spazio K Prato Italy.

Watch the Dyad trailer here

The accompanying workshop is a movement and voice workshop for anyone who wishes to bring to life aesthetic political gestures through the binary exploration of both choreographic and sonic collective movement. By looking at notions of power and identity we would like to invite you to explore the micro/macro relationship/struggle between individuality and collectivity.

This workshop is about empowerment. It is not about technique or artistic background. No previous experience in art, movement, performance or theatre is necessary. Please come as you are.

Collective, non-judgemental, anarchic improvisation will be used as a tool to access the interior landscape of our body whilst exploring its sonic capacity. Together we will investigate both our own anatomical structure and that of others, in relation to our surrounding environment. Through the use of breath, different kinds of weight and touch, materials and textures, this workshop is an opportunity to investigate our own movement and vocal potential and the relationship between our personal physical domain and our collective shared environment.


Date and time

21 November 2013

Please note
This is now a past event.


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