Join us for an exclusive sharing of two works from Stopgap Dance Company and their PDSW commission – Dance Tapes.
You’ll experience work-in-progress choreographies of speech and sound, the first two Dance Tapes of a set of six, set to be released late 2021.
Following the sharing, artists Kat Ball and Sander Verbeek will join for a short post-show chat.
This event will be held over Zoom, with BSL and Closed Captions available.
The work, though largely audio based, will explore and experiment with creative integrated access through captions, transcripts and BSL interpretation.
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Sander Verbeek – Boombox
Join SAND-Rs ‘audio bubble’ in his Boombox in a new digital dance work! A fun and frequently frisky one-person audio performance, and a cosmic immersive experience that responds and changes with our energy levels.
SAND-R invites you into their Boombox and guides you through a choreographed experience, describing their movements and unique outlook as they perform.
SAND-R (he/they), otherwise known as Sander Verbeek is a Disabled artist from The Netherlands. SAND-R’s career started at Holland Dance Festival (HDF) in 2016. At HDF he quickly got to collaborate with other European dance companies through iDance and also to perform with The Dutch National Ballet. Through iDance they started working with Stopgap Dance Company and in 2018 they joined Stopgap’s Sg2 as an apprentice dancer. As an apprentice for Stopgap the connection with HDF was still strong and a European tour with SALLY Dance Company and SAND-R was planned to happen in 2019 and 2020. However due to the COVID-19 pandemic this tour was put on hold after the first performance. Fortunately towards the end of their time with Sg2 a new creative outlet was found with the Dance Tapes project.
Kat Ball – My Whys
‘My Whys’ is a sound work created by artist Kat Ball, as an intimate reflection on her relationship with dance and the story of life in a disabled body. Kat goes through multiple subjective positions of self to consider what freedom is.
A choreography delivered in her own words, Kat takes us on a journey that is simultaneously universal in resonance and uniquely personal.
Kat is a freelance disabled dance artist, using standing and wheelchair movement modalities. She has several years experience with different projects and has recently completed an apprenticeship with Stopgap Dance Company. Kat is especially interested in learning more of, and working within, constructs of disability justice and queerness.