In September, I worked with choreographer and researcher Hamish MacPherson on two events: a residency at Siobhan Davies Studies in London (with Kimberley Harvey and Antonio de la Fe) and a performance of Non Existent Activity at SLAP York.
I think Hamish’s work troubles a lot of the received thinking and quiet dogma within somatic dance – and I admire how his thinking can spirals around a central concern, and results in radically different manifestations. Both of these events were part of his ongoing project Configuration (Hard Care), which partners an immobile or passive body with one that might care, agitate, cohabit or (ab)use.
Photos of Non Existent Activity by Joel Porter:
Photos of the residency by Antonio de la Fe, Kimberley Harvey, Hamish MacPherson and I: