“Everything we do is done by invitation. That invitation comes either from oneself or another person.” – John Cage.
How to begin? Or begin again? How to work with just the right amount of freedom from what has come before and what may well come after? How to take time and timing as material to work with, how to practice without expectation, to find clarity within uncertainty?
This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2018 and was presented in partnership with the University of Roehampton and Dance Umbrella.
Lucy Cash is an interdisciplinary artist, originally from a background in choreography, performance and theatre. Lucy began her career as a solo artist in 2000 with a three minute commission from the BFI/FilmFour to make Three Minute Wonder. Her work has been shown on BBC2, BBC4, Channel4 and FilmFour as well as at internationally. In 2009 she was awarded a Screendance Fellowship from South East Dance in recognition of her work in performance installation and film/choreography. In her practice she is drawn to developing playful concepts that use shifts in perception or logic as a starting point. She creates pieces that are poetic and scientific, philosophical and humorous and intimate and political at the same time. She often works with a range of people from different communities and fields of expertise and increasingly explores notions of self-invention and story-telling – often working on the edges between fiction and reality.
Fiona Wright has a teaching and facilitation approach grounded especially by her training in Feldenkrais Method (Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration) alongside meditation, and the supportive influences of embodied and somatic practices and experiential anatomy. She offers workshops open to the public and for artists and practitioners. She has been involved in making solo and collaborative performances for over twenty-five years and has long experience working in higher education.
Adapted from bios published in 2018.