We Like Lists Because We Don’t Want to Die

A choreography of words for ten people by Shannon Bott and Simon Ellis.

We started working together as dance-artists in 2003. The collaboration reflects our shared interest in exploring and understanding the psychological complexity of people, and we adopt flexible and responsive methods of creation to find ways to nourish the imaginations of our audiences. — Shannon and Simon (November 2017)

We Like Lists Because We Don’t Want to Die is in development after a residency at Centro per la Scena Contemporanea in Bassano del Grappa, Italy in 2015, at Tasdance in November 2017, and a period of practice in Melbourne from October to December 2017.

Images by Jayden Stevens.

Thanks to everyone in Melbourne for their feedback during the showings of the work; in particular to Meredith Rogers for stepping in to watch and respond during rehearsals, and to Bagryana Popov for her detailed, rich and challenging feedback via email.

The development of We Like Lists Because We Don’t Want To Die is supported by C-DaRE (Centre for Dance Research) at Coventry University

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