With Chair Andrea Niederbuchner, artists Sue MacLennan, Elena Giannotti, Lauren Potter, Rahel Vonmoos, Charlie Morrissey, David Ellis, Sam Williams, Cathy Lane, and Jonathan Burrows engage in a roundtable discussion about their experiences working with and knowing Rosemary Butcher.
Andrea Niederbuchner is a producer and curator in the field of contemporary dance, performance and visual arts. After graduation in International Cultural and Business Studies at The University of Passau she worked with, amongst others, Joint Adventures/Tanzwerkstatt Europa, Rosemary Butcher, Michael Clark, Gallery Sprüth Magers, Wolfgang Tillmans, Meg Stuart/Tanzkongress 2019 and currently with Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Adam Linder. For Tanz im August she co-curated the retrospectives of Rosemary Butcher (2015), La Ribot (2017) and Deborah Hay (2019)
Lauren Potter trained at The Place and was a member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre from 1980 – 1988. Following this she became a founding member of Siobhan Davies Dance with whom she danced for a further eleven years. She has also performed and taught with a diverse range of companies and choreographers both nationally and internationally, including DV8 Physical Theatre, Second Stride, Yolande Snaith, Jonathan Lunn and Rosemary Butcher. She continues her performance practice as an independent dance artist, working and collaborating on a range of projects and processes.
Rahel Vonmoos is an independent dance maker, performer and lecturer. She has created a substantial body of work, presented in theatres, galleries and site specific places in Europe and USA; at the Hayward Gallery, Dance Umbrella and Spring Loaded Festival in London. Rahel is involved in film making and creating/editing video projections and sound scores for live performance. For 20 years she has been teaching on the international scene and has been a BMC practitioner since 1998.
Charlie Morrissey has been involved with live performance since 1988 on a variety of scales – collaborating on, devising and directing large and small scale pieces in different landscapes and has worked as a performer, teacher and director in many different countries around the world. His work is informed and inspired by substantial working relationships with a number of dance artists including Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Becky Edmunds, Scott Smith, Katye Coe, Siobhan Davies, Kirstie Simson, K.J.Holmes and many others. With his partner Rob Hopper, he organises and produces Wainsgate Dances, a programme of dance at Wainsgate Chapel in Yorkshire. It is an attempt to make a context for dance to happen in a non- institutionalised artist/participant/audience focussed space.
Sam Williams is an artist working across video, live performance and collage. His research is focused on multispecies entanglements, mycelial networks, ecological systems and folk mythologies and how they can inspire ideas for present and future ways of non-human-centric living.
Cathy Lane is a sound artist and composer who collaborated with Rosemary Butcher between 1999 to 2010 on a series of works that were performed all over Europe. She is the author of three books: In the Field, Playing with Words and On Listening.
Jonathan Burrows is a choreographer whose main focus is an ongoing body of pieces with the composer Matteo Fargion, with whom he continues to perform around the world. The two men are co-produced by PACT Zollverein Essen and Sadler’s Wells Theatre London. His ‘A Choreographer’s Handbook’ has sold over 16,500 copies since its publication in 2010, and is available from Routledge Publishing. Burrows is currently an Associate Professor at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University.
Biographies for Sue MacLennan, Elena Giannotti and David Ellis were not available.