CONTINUOUS Collaborations is a series of informal online conversations running once a month from January to June 2023. The series marks the final year of the CONTINUOUS programme and offers a space to publicly share reflections from artists, galleries and audiences.
CONTINUOUS Collaborations aims to open up a wider conversation about the collaboration needed between artists, disciplines and venues in order to make dance happen in gallery spaces. This is a moment sit with the work that has been done over the last 4 years, delving into the lessons dance in the gallery has taught us about care, collaboration, the nature of touring and how to create the right space for dance.
4 | with Irene Aristizábal, Siobhan Davies, and the CONTINUOUS Team
6 September 2023
This conversation will be led by the CONTINUOUS Team, Sophie Brassard and Lucia Fortune-Ely, Irene Aristizábal, Head of Curatorial & Public Practice at BALTIC, and SDS founder Siobhan Davies.
Join them in conversation with CONTINUOUS Commission and Touring Network artists, friends, gallery curators and collaborators, including SDS Co-Artistic Directors Kat Bridge and Annie Pui Ling Lok.
1 | with JN Harrington, Ngozi N/A Oparah, and Dee Ajiba
27 January 2023
This first monthly conversation will be lead by CONTINUOUS touring artist J Neve Harrington and Satelliser: a dance for the gallery co-worker, Ngozi ’N/A’ Oparah. They will be joined by Dee Ajiba from Turner Contemporary reflecting on their durational performance at the gallery in November 2021, what they encountered through this journey and the future of dance in the gallery.
2 | with Carol ‘Kavina’ Pound, Abdul Sabir, Roland Carline, and LJ Findlay-Walsh
21 February 2023
This second monthly conversation was led by members of the Freestylers, Carol, Sabir and Roland who received the CONTINUOUS X Unlimited commission to make Everybody With Me, Always. They spoke with Tramway Glasgow’s LJ Findlay Walsh.
3 | with Lucy Suggate and Nancy May Roberts
1 June 2023
This third conversation was led by Dance Artist and Choreographer Lucy Suggate and Dance Producer Nancy May Roberts. They explored what different sites of practice can offer in terms of metabolising and attending to complexity with dance and the visual arts, through Lucy’s CONTINUOUS 2019 Commission ‘Spirit Compass’ and new work ‘TENDER STONES’. They discussed slow and deep time, practice as a site of cultivating agency, and the undercurrents of artists navigating cultural institutions.