News #8: European Spring / Antipodean Autumn

Here is some brief news about dance/performance things I’m involved in over the coming months …

  1. World première of Because We Care by Colin, Simon & I

This is the product of a long period of research and development with the remarkable Colin Poole. It’s an unsettling uncompromising work about care and violence between men, and I’m very much looking forward to the season at The Place. If you are in London (or close by) please come and check it out.

Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June 2012, 8pm The Place: Robin Howard Theatre 17 Duke’s Rd, London WC1H 9PY Tickets £15/12 Q&A session following performance on 8 June Bookings at www.theplace.org.uk/12736/whats-on/colin-simon-i.html or 020 7121 1100 (London) Website: colinsimonandi.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ColinSimonandI Twitter: @colinsimonandi Commissioned by The Place, with support from Arts Council England, Birdhouse Creative, Roehampton University. Made at The Place.

  1. Gertrud

I’m presenting Gertrud” as part of Roehampton Dance Festival on Tuesday 15 May (very soon) at 6:30pm. This is the Place Prize solo from 2008, and it will be presented as part of a mixed bill with work by Lalitarāja, Jenny Hill, Amaara Raheem and Linda Boninsegni. Details about the solo at www.skellis.net/gertrud, and festival details at http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/dance/festival. Bookings are at http://estore.roehampton.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=53&modid=2&compid=1.

  1. Recovery

Recovery had another small development in Melbourne in March. The team — Nat Cursio, Shannon Bott, Pete Brundle, Ben Cobham (Bluebottle), Byron Scullin and I — are now preparing to present the work in Melbourne in early 2013. Details at www.natcursio.com/project/recovery.

  1. I Think Not

In late August 2011 I traveled to Findhorn, Scotland to participate in Deborah Hay’s Solo Performance Commissioning Project. I’ve had fantastic opportunities to present the work in London, Leicester, Melbourne and Auckland, and have started to plan a digital off-shoot” of this project. www.skellis.net/i-think-not.

That’s it for now. All the very best, Simon

Twitter: @simonkellis Blog: http://skellis.posterous.com

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