Clod Ensemble – The Red Chair
This intimate new show from Clod Ensemble has a dark, original fairy tale at its heart. “The Red Chair” is a surreal ballad that tells the story of a man who could not stop eating, the wife doomed to cook his meals and their ‘inveesible’ daughter.
Join acclaimed writer/performer Sarah Cameron as she takes you on a journey through a world of extreme compulsion and eye watering complacency, where domestic drudgery happens on an operatic scale and a father’s dereliction of duty reaches epic propor
Someone Something Someone
The world is in a constant state of flux. Two bodies engage in a delicate physical activity, striving to become something other than a body: material, force, a single organism. Colliding, pushing, pressing, mingling, uniting. A sculptural and minimal performance that seeks to entice the audience into the details of micro-movement.
Clod Ensemble – An Anatomie Trailer
Set to an original score featuring live strings, percussion and bagpipes, An Anatomie in Four Quarters celebrates the physical structure of the bodies we inhabit and the ways we attempt to see, define, contain, name and value them.
Cinematography by Manuel Vason Editing by Michelle Outram “I have been performing PASSION/FLOWER since 2006, but only since last year with the participation of other artists. Nicola Canavan is the first female performer to join me in the piece.
Salento is a collaboration between Helen Spackman and Manuel Vason. The two artists spent a week in Salento, southern Italy in 2008 and returned to the location a year later in 2009 to work on a video project using site-specific improvisations for the camera and working without a storyboard.
Collaborations with Alexandra Zierle
Both these video pieces are collaborations between Alexandra Zierle, Manuel Vason and Paul Carter and were created in December 2011 during their joint ‘Performance Transition’ residency slot at The Exchange. During their 5 days together the artists explored notions of image and performance and their intricate relationship, in preparation to working at greater length later on for Manuel’s latest publication ‘Double Exposures’.
The Balcony – Lauren Jane Williams
A short experimental costume film based on Jean Genet’s play ‘The Balcony’, with costumes and props by Lauren Jane Williams. Exploring through costume themes of excess, subverted beauty, sexuality, vice all leading to an outcome of death and decay. Shot on location in a Jacobean Mansion, Plas Teg, in North Wales.
The Book of Dust – collaboration wit
Dust as a substance is so varied yet ubiquitous, the processes involved in its creation so numerous, that a book of it is unlikely to ever reach completion.
Collaboration with Michelle Outram
“The focus of my collaboration with Manuel Vason is making performances for camera – both still and moving images. Roles in this process are fluid and the process is robust and honest."
Panorama – [excerpt] – Festival Pano
In 2008 Vason was invited by the Festival Panorama de Dança (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) to further research new ways of documenting contemporary dance, working with the artists participating in the festival. The result was a a selection of images and a collaborative video piece, which has been presented in festivals and platforms internationally.
STILL_MÓVIL – El Discurso del Cuerpo
During an ‘improvisation’ a sensitive body is open to perceive the elements of the surrounding and use this impulse as a stimulus for movement.
STILL_MÓVIL – Retrato
I consider a portrait a kind of performance for the camera. During a portrait I can follow the instruction of the photographer but ultimately I’m in control of presenting my ‘self’ to the purpose to be transformed into an image.
STILL_MÓVIL – Acción Anatómica
To verbalise means to express an idea or feelings in words.
In the passage from dance to the spoken language I encounter the ‘Verb’ as the manifestation of the action, of the movement.
Collaboration with Michelle Browne