Mark Lorimer, in conversation with UK dance artist Susanna Recchia, explore the labour of the dancer through their work as company dancers, and freelancers as well as in their own solo practices. Mark’s interests in formal and technical possibilities of the dancing body, which were also a focus of his 2015 WinLab workshop, are a point of concern in the talk.
This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2015 and was produced in partnership with London Contemporary Dance School.
Mark Lorimer was born in 1969 in Sussex, England. He graduated from London Contemporary Dance School (BA hons) in 1991 and, in the same year, joined The Featherstonehaughs (brother company to The Cholmondeley’s) with choreographer Lea Anderson.
Susanna Recchia is a dance artist and somatic educator. As a performer, teacher, mentor, rehearsal director, project and tour manager, choreographic advisor and maker Susanna has worked and toured internationally for the past 20 years. Her teaching methodology is based on somatic work, improvisation and on supporting creativity through moving. Inclusivity, dialogue, movement, collaboration, freedom of expression and imagination are the core forces of Recchia’s work as an artist and facilitator.
As published in 2015.