“Let’s face it, the universe is messy. it is nonlinear, turbulent and chaotic. It is dynamic. It spends time in transient behaviour on it’s way to somewhere else, not in mathmatically neat equilibria. It self-organizes and evolves. it creates diversity, not uniformity. That’s what makes the world interesting, that’s what makes it beautiful, and that’s what makes it work”. (Donella Meadows.)
65 year old artist. Does stuff that's mostly choreographic. Made around 85 pieces in Europe, North and South America, Canada and the far east, Taught long-term at artEZ and EDDC Arnhem, Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Dartington College of Arts, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Falmouth University, and as a guest lecturer / artist in conservatoires and universities in Venezuela, S Korea, Argentina,, Canada, USA, etc. Was also visiting professor of choreography at KNUA Seoul and LEM Buenos Aires.
As interested in landscape and environment as in performance, In the movement and logic of trees and tides as of dancers and performances. More than ever now, enjoys the quieter moments in art and performance-making, not the noise and hype and big mediated performance or image. Not the funded stuff and the spectacular, mostly just small things in small studios, slowly unwinding their logic into space for a few people. Quieter, most ephemeral things, before and beyond all the business. People moving and shaping work that explores contradiction, paradox, the unfunded, the unnoticed, the different and the broken. People finding ways to compose themselves simply because they still have too.
,“How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light.” (Barry Lopez)
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