inklingroom at The Baths
inklingroom presents a night of immersive contemporary dance and leftfield club music in Hackney Wick’s hidden gem - The Baths. We are thrilled to showcase the eleven unique contemporary dance performances by emerging, London based choreographers created during a twenty-week Creative Dance and Performance Making workshop by inklingroom.
This project is Funded by Foundation For Future London by Westfield Bank and aims to showcase the works of underrepresented, emerging dance artists from the East London area, and provide them with performance opportunities.
BAGS ARE THE NEW HATS AND CHICKENS ARE FACTS. SO HERES A ELEVEN EGGS TO CRACK.
a puzzle. a game. and you’re joining us at episode four of six. we’re all confused but rest assured, this won't resolve.
a wholly improvised piece.
check your pockets. let's do the doing. witness trust.
Performed by Anouk Jouanne, Angel Dust, Marita Anastasi, Ghazal Seidi, Justine Prignot, Minghao Li, Saskia Larcombe, Laurie Case, Hannah Nichols, Flavien Cornilleau, Keity Pook
Thank you to the performers for your genuinity, openess and trust. Thank everyone outside the project I have had conversations with about this piece, little or a lot you’re all in it! But especially Emily Daisy Colton, Polly Constance, Jeanne Delevaque, Kathryn Fisher, Elena Hilgert, Ania Jurek and Teresa Skamletz.
IN MY BONES
In My Bones explores the process of reconnecting to our ancestral roots through song, movement and cooking. Inspired by the way sound vibrations facilitate bone growth, the group explores listening to sound vibrations in their bone tissues, and allowing the activation of their senses to reconnect them to their lineage.
Performed by Hannah Grace, Minghao Li, Keity Pook, Marita Anastasi, Saskia Faye Larcombe, Anouk Jouanne, Flavien Cornilleau
THE HAND THAT FEEDS
The hand that feeds is something of an inner dialogue- a physical mind map of internal conversations and feelings. It reflects the complex and often turbulent relationships we have to ourselves, exploring the thin dividing line between self-love and self-sabotage.
Performed by Justine Prignot and Laurie Case
Music composed by Zacharias Wolfe
What are you shy of, sad about, or ashamed, that you wish to express, but don't want people to hear?
Performed by Chana Joyce, Ghazal Seidi, Laurie Case, Marita Anastasi, Minghao Li, Saskia Faye Larcombe
Music by Håkon Kornstad
Lovable Pussies in crochet.
Pussycat Practice Inspired by Lupin King.
Performed by Angel Dust, Anouk Jouanne, Chana Joyce, Flavien Cornilleau, Gazhal Seidi, Hannah Grace, Keity Pook, Marita Anastasi, Minghao Li.
Choreography and Costume Design: Saskia Faye Larcombe
Gorgeous amounts of gratitude to all the Dance Artists involved in this event for their continued support and enthusiasm throughout the process
HOLD ME, NOT
How long can you hold me for before we let go?
Performed by: Keity Pook and Saskia Faye Larcombe
Music by Marcos Shucuroglou; George Demetriou
Photo credits: Matthew Bohun
FOR THE TIME BEING, I GATHER
Digging for time, searching for dirt, together we erode, gathering evidence of my being.
Performed by Justine Prignot, Chana Joyce, Flavien Cornilleau
Music by LækurinnM, performed by Davíð Gíslason & Bragi Sigmundsson, originally by Gísli Ólafsson; Lapalux & JFDR (edited version by Joanna Ward) - Flickering
Photo credit: Old film from my grandmother's belongings
LAST NIGHT A TRASH BIN SAVED MY LIFE
The piece explores the intersections between queerness and trashiness as aesthetics that emerge from the margins. By deriving movement from objects and the idea of waste, we are going to indulge in the queer art of failure. Failing to comply with what is expected of us, breaking chains, like literal trash we find liberation in shedding meaning, disintegrating and mutating into every imaginable colour and form that exists out there. Get ready for some TWISTER baby!
Performed by Saskia Faye Larcombe, Anouk Jouanne, Hannah Grace, Ghazal Seidi and angel dust
Costumes designed by angel dust
Music by Yraki, Samir Kennedy, Laura Les, Jeph Vanger
STREET ME FREE
We are the embodied unsettling surroundings.
We are the containers that carry the absorbed emotions of the streets.
We are the city exteriorization.
We are everyone's inattentiveness and everyone's attention.
Performed by Anouk Jouanne, Angel Dust, Marita Anastasi, Chana Joyce, Minghao Li, Saskia Larcombe, Laurie Case, Hannah Nichols, Flavien Cornilleau
Music by William Basinski, Nexcyia
The body is always being ravaged and bewitched by power discourses of various groups/individuals, history/present, positive/negative, sexuality/gender, etc. This is an experiment in which the "body" is used to resecure the "body", a subjective returning movement around the "body".
Performed by Hannah Grace, Laurie Case and Minghao Li
Music by Legend Lin Dance Theatre; Hu-Hu Dance；Huabin Liu