Joe Moran’s session will explore dancing, perception and improvisational structures as lively, generative and expansive modes of meaning: how our perceptions and thinking is seen in our dancing and can shape it, and how structures, scores and arrangements of our bodies can open up possibilities of seeing and being seen.
Joe’s work generally is informed by a variety of UK/American somatic practices and choreographic structures. He situates his work in the lineage of postmodern contemporary dance and has been influenced by artists such as choreographers Deborah Hay (US) and Rosemary Butcher (UK). In the studio, Joe often offers ‘perceptual questions’ – such as ‘what if I let go of stopping or pausing?’ – as a means to support moving to happen and as a choreographic approach.
Joe Moran is a British-Irish artist and choreographer living in London with a wide-ranging practice incorporating performance, critical writing, drawing, curation and advocacy projects. His work centres the body and embodied presence as a site of complex subjectivities and political unrest, with queering frequently deployed as its principal critical strategy. His work is informed by a background in improvisation and experimentation, and a fascination with the problems and opportunities of formal choreographic composition and notions of expanded choreography. Joe is Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation through which his performance, organising and curatorial work is produced. As a dancer, he has worked with choreographers Deborah Hay (USA), Florence Peake (UK), Pontus Pettersson (SE), Gaby Agis (UK), Stina Nyberg (SE) and Siobhan Davies (UK, Bank project) among others.