1. Charlie Morrissey

        • Quarantine Wallflower

          This Autumn, Charlie will be joining the cast of Quarantine’s Wallflower

          Can you remember every dance you’ve ever danced?

          Wallflower is a dance marathon, a game that alters according to the players.

          Memories of dancing alone all night at a party; of whirling across the stage at the Paris Opera Ballet; of silently, slowly revolving with a new lover on a canal boat at night; of a repeated tic – a bodily habit that feels like dancing; of walking alongside their mother; of racing with a dog across a beach; of dizzily spinning children; of weeping and dancing; of hitting the mark for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker….

          Like much of Quarantine’s work, Wallflower serves as a form of portraiture. Each night, the performers choose what they want to reveal, what story of themselves they want to tell. In the seats around the dance floor, the spectators bring their own histories, understanding and expectations. And somewhere between the spotlight and the sidelines, Wallflower happens.

          Wallflower takes two forms, a 90-minute version and a durational version which transforms the performance into an epic, exhausting 5-hour piece – the dancers grappling with the effort of memory as bodies and minds tire, hurt, slow and repeat.

          From the audience a fourth performer documents each dance in an ever-expanding archive, a vast record of thousands of remembered dances, which begins with dances from early rehearsals and always ends with the last dance. To date, it would take over two days to dance them all, and by the time you read this, there may well be hundreds more.

           

        • Velvet Fools - Meadow of Archives

          At Decima X on 10th March

          An evening of magic and archetypal story-telling. This gathering will explore the line between a dance-performance and a somatic-based constellation ceremony. 21 performers will be invited to take part in a recounted tale around the key figures of the Tarot’s Major Arcana. The ceremony will be held and narrated by architect Stefan Jovanović, accompanied by the gong and synthetic soundscape of artist Simone Salvatici.

          The ceremony will gradually build from silence to rave.

          The Meadow of Archives will take place in Decima X, a former warehouse and gallery space. You will be invited to take part in the meditation and dance as the evening progresses, as one system of relations begins to affect another. Come prepared to dive deep into your subconscious world, to enter into a space that lives neither in past nor present-time, but in dream-time.

          The narrator invites 21 acclaimed performers to become representatives in this unique constellation of the Tarot, featuring:

          Katye Coe, Charlie Morrissey, Atabey Carlos Maria Romero, Alice Tatge, Samuel John Kennedy, Charlie Cattrall, Anna Finkel, Bert Roman, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Adriana Pegorer, Darcy Wallace, Tilly Webber, Lizzy Le Quesne, Rosalie Wahlfrid-Shaw, and Fernanda Munoz-Newsome.

          More here

        • Dance at the Wainsgate Chapel

          Charlie has been busy sanding and varnishing the floor at the Wainsgate Chapel in Hebden Bridge to make the space ready for a string of movement projects. Charlie is rehearsing for performances of On Off and What’s not There to be performed at Axis Arts Centre on 10th October alongside a performance by Paula Hampson. In the week of 16th October, Charlie will be rehearsing with Colin Poole. On 17th December, New York based K. J. Holmes will lead a workshop. In February, American dance maker Lisa Nelson will be there for a week of research. In the Summer, Kirstie Simson will be leading a workshop. More to come – watch this space!