Posts Tagged: Lucy Cash

Lucy Cash – film curation

We had the absolute pleasure of welcoming filmmaker and curator, Lucy Cash back last week. As part of the Next Choreography Festival we are planning to screen a selection of films and Lucy is supporting the curation of that aspect of the festival.

Exciting, mind expanding conversations were teased out through the session and I left excited, curious, uplifted and hugely impressed by my wonderful Next Choreography group – they are AMAZING! (Like a proud mother!)

Here is our book of words for the week and a picture from the discussion.

Book of words 5th May


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Book of Words Session 11

After all the talking, thinking, reflecting, absorbing, I felt that it would be great for this week’s session of Next Choreography should focus more on doing – a glimpse into next term, and a physical drawing together of many elements from different sessions within this term.

We did things with eyes closed and ears open, ears closed and eyes open, eyes closed and touching, eyes closed walking backwards. In fact lots of walking backwards! Opening all the senses, opening the possibility of sensing through our backs. Drawing on our need for negotiation, co-operation, and peripheral vision. We composed short things and manipulated them, we put them organised ourselves through various different systems – we watched/experienced the system at work. I was reminded of Ruth Little, Lucy Cash and Charlie Morrissey all rolled into one! We took over the building in two wiggly lines moving backwards, and without realising it or planning, our activity became a performative experience for all of the audience members entering the building to attend the Crossing Borders talk. Quite lovely! I’m looking forward to all that next term might bring.

Here is our book of words for the session

Book of Words Session 11
Walking backwards in lines
Walking Backwards in lines
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Our compositions with Lucy Cash

A few weeks ago, I had the real pleasure of inviting filmmaker and artist, Lucy Cash to the studios to lead a session with the Next Choreography group. Across the precious 2 hours that we had with her, each person had the opportunity to compose an image with a collection of random objects. Each set of choices and organising system became the subject of our discussions and interest, and we found ourselves completely fascinated and absorbed by the responses, narratives and complex web of intuitive and conscious choreographic/compositional decisions we each made.

Lucy photographed each completed composition. Here they all are, in the order in which they were created.

Lucy Cash Session - Aura

Aura’s image

Lucy Cash Session - David

David’s image

Lucy Cash Session - Charlie

Charlie’s image

Lucy Cash Session - Maddy

Maddy’s image

Lucy Cash Session - Amy M

Amy M’s image

Lucy Cash Session - Elliot

Elliot’s image

Lucy Cash Session - Sasha

Sasha’s image

Lucy Cash Session - charlotte

Charlotte’s image

Lucy Cash session - Sunan

Sunan’s image

Lucy Cash session - Cherilyn

Cherilyn’s image

Lucy Cash session - Emily G

Emily G’s image

Lucy Cash session - Emily G

the rest of Emily’s image!

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Book of Words – Lucy Cash

We had the immense privilege of having Lucy Cash lead our session at Next Choreography last night. 2 hours literally whizzed by as we, one by one composed objects within a given space and then discussed, analysed, observed these objects building histories and narratives and responses in us and around us. The conversation moved athletically between ideas about process, organising strategies, performance, framing, exposure, and felt experience. We started to realise how much we cared about and were invested in this simple arrangement of random objects. Ideas, suggestions, and varying reactions pingpong-ed around the circle. We found ourselves recognising our own creative decision making processes, being surprised and shocked by the choices of others, but all with in a wonderful environment of generosity and exchange. What a wonderful time – thank you Lucy for weaving your way through the conversation so eloquently, and probing for words and articulacy from us. Thank you, Next Choreography for all your thought, intelligence, and enthusiasm. Excited! These are your fabulous words from last night.

Book of Words: Session 5 - Lucy Cash

Book of Words: Session 5 – Lucy Cash


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