Choreographed and written by Rosemary Lee, this ground breaking hybrid performance/lecture dem un-picked and exposed the layers of exploration within the creative process.
Created especially for Henrietta Hale and Eddie Nixon an intimate duet between them unfolded. Intimacies, subtleties and fruitful accidents were revealed while the audience witnessed the dancers’ thought processes and physical challenges and heard the choreographer’s desires, struggles and discoveries.
The Suchness of Heni and Eddie evolved out of a showing that was included in ResCen’s NightWalking conference in 2002. The late Nikki Pollard, writer and scholar, assisted in the writing and presentational form of this work. It was the reaction of the audience that persuaded Rosemary Lee to develop the experimental form further.
It is designed to be presented in more intimate studio spaces and toured to the main UK Higher Education institutions offering dance at postgraduate level as well to various dance agencies and festivals, including NottDance06, Winlab07, Siobhan Davies studios, and the opening season at Artsadmin 2007.
“Hale and Nixon were mesmerising, transparent and mysterious all at once.”Donald Hutera, Dance Theatre Journal
In 2005 Rosemary Lee began to work with Baz Kershaw and Ludivine Allegue to make an interactive DVD the Suchness of Heni and Eddie as part of PARIP’s (Practice as Research in Performance) AHRC research project at the University of Bristol. The resulting DVD was a joint publication with ResCen Publications.