The dancer approaches and embeds herself within her audience her arm covered loosely with gold leaf seemingly diseasing the skin. She claims attention.
The gold is displaced, passed on, pressed into the skin – a kind of burn. Meanwhile, in the distance another performer is preoccupied in her private space, absorbed in subtle gestures in preparation for what is to come…
Setting visual spectacle against intimate exchanges, Angela Woodhouse, in collaboration with artist Caroline Broadhead, interrogate what it is to experience dance performance.
Performers Stine Nilsen (Candoco Dance Co), David McCormick (Richard Alston, DV8) and Martina Conti (Firenza Guidi).
Nicolas Minns – Writing about dance: Angela Woodhouse: Between
Josephine Leaske – Platform: Angela Woodhouse and Caroline Broadhead – Between – Platform Theatre – LondonDance
Selected responses from the visitors’ book.
Laban Bonnie Bird stage 24th & 25th January, Oxford Playhouse Burton Taylor 19th March, Roehampton University Michaelis Theatre 23rd March
The shedding of skins. Of giving and receiving. The contemplation of exchange, of boldness and listening to invitations. Gentle, direct and deeply moving. The sheer pleasure of uncertainty, of clarity and quietness. Compelling.
When you draw me into this private space I am always sad to leave.
The piece made me want to move – made us feel all the things we want to do – all the anticipation building up reminding us of movement.
Beautiful, subtle, quiet, poetic.
It made me remember I was human – very inspiring, Thank-you.
Very intense and beautiful.
I’ll be very aware of my skin for a while.
A peaceful moment – asking lots of questions – awkward – stumble – flutter.
Between at Yorkshire Sculpture Park 25th-27th November 2011
Fascinating performance – – intimate, beautiful. My skin woke up and felt golden. Thank- you.
Tender and moving. Felt totally transformed and engaged. So wanted to feel the gold plate, and was privileged to partake in the beautiful hand dance at the end. Many thanks.
A lovely event. Congratulations to all involved for a wonderful, if slightly eerie performance. The bodily contact was an echo of a spiritual healing of some sort. Amazing.
The performers’ touch left my body feeling heavier.
Silence and intimacy. Extraordinary.
Thank-you. Moving, gentle, transcendent.
Scary but enthralling.
Gold paper into light was a stunning image.
The whole piece was mesmerizing. The imagery created throughout was striking. Loved it.‘Quite, quite extraordinary – BRILLIANT!
Oxford Playhouse – 23rd March 2012, Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth – 11th October 2012, Nightingale, Brighton – 25th October 2012
Riveting, warming, nostalgic.
Such beautiful concentration and visually in silence the tight, the flight, the inside out of Between. Thank-you.
Lovely to see Stine performing again…loved the lighting..thought it worked brilliantly in the space..Gold leaf beautiful. Gorgeous performers.
Really interesting; never been to anything like it before – quite intense but good intense. Wish I’d held the dancers’ hand when she offered…
Really enjoyed Between, and such excellent performances
Full of resonance and pleasure – thank you.
That (Between) left me feeling warm and calm. Very tender movements and audience involvement, definitely unlike anything I’ve seen.
Unpredictable and provocative, a new experience. Thank you…
Intimate and delicate like a kiss with a stranger who you are already in love with.
The beauty of simplicity in performance, atmosphere and light – I really wanted a piece of that gorgeous gold!
I loved it. Brave and strange to be without music and place it in the quietness of thought.
Just as moving as the first time I saw you at Sadler’s, such a beautiful piece, thank you!