The Running Tongue UK Premiere at Sadler's Wells Theatre — Part of No Body ← Film ← Siobhan Davies Dance
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The Running Tongue UK Premiere at Sadler's Wells Theatre : Part of No Body
7–12 Jun 2016

Sadler's Wells Theatre
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Working together for the second time, Siobhan Davies and filmmaker David Hinton exhibit The Running Tongue, a film installation made with sound artists, animators and 22 dance artists.

Located in London, the film takes as its starting point a ten-second loop of a running woman, freezing at random intervals to reveal selected frames each created by a different dance artist. Within a familiar cityscape of tube stations, housing estates, cafes and parks, extraordinary and comical scenes emerge – a sweet potato becomes an object of worship, fragmented limbs lie on the floor of an empty train concourse and a woman contemplating a picture suddenly dissolves into dust.

Defying the usual conventions of cinematic form, the film is edited live in real time by a custom programmed computer so that the work can play continuously, but never in the same configuration.

The Running Tongue features as part of No Body, a multi-installation experience which combines all the elements of a successful dance performance – lighting, sound, projection – but without the physical presence of dancers.

Imagery devised by the following dance artists:

Gaby Agis, Frank Bock, Seke Chimutengwende, Katye Coe, Nicola Conibere, Siobhan Davies, Robin Dingemans, Simon Ellis, Fred Gehrig, Alexandrina Hemsley, Wendy Houstoun, Annie Lok, Henry Montes, Charlie Morrissey, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Florence Peake, Lauren Potter, Efrosini Protopapa, Deborah Saxon, Eleanor Sikorski, Matthias Sperling, Alexander Whitley

Venue info

Sadler's Wells Theatre
Rosebery Ave
London EC1R 4TN
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