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Breath waves syncopating

An experiment in movement Working with composed sequences for movement and breath, shifting from synchronicity, crashing into syncopation, gathering in waves … Breath waves syncopating is being developed with Claricia Kruithof, Aniela Piasecka and Marie Williamson. Initial research for Breath waves syncopating was carried out with Scottish Dance Theatre dancers Paolo Pisarra, Alison Jaques, Jessie Robert-Smith […]

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Broken breath

An experiment in movement Usually our breathing is steady, constant, gradually shifting its rhythms. This experiment investigates what happens when the breath is fractured, interrupted, moving without a predictable rhythm – and when this breath moves you. Broken breath is being developed with Claricia Kruithof, Aniela Piasecka and Marie Williamson. In image Claricia Kruithof and Aniela […]

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Developing sound app

Breath Pieces sound app is being developed with sound artist Tim Sayer.  He is working with the sounds that arise in many of the developing pieces and with the types of processes that arose in the drawing In and out breath – in particular draw a line and copy it. Reflecting the processes of that […]

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Balloon breath in the making

One hundred balloons containing my breath, each balloon containing five breaths. Untangling the strings that hold five hundred breaths. A video piece in the making. Working with The Media Workshop. Image by Tim Dollimore of The Media Workshop You are in Experiments. See more below or go to Events

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4 breath accumulations

A drawing experiment This experiment began as a calming and stabilising exercise. It uses the basic instructions of a pranayama practice: breath in – four counts, retain the breath – four counts, breath out – four counts, retain the breath – four counts. Keep repeating. Retaining the breath is not a holding of the breath; […]

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Blue breath

A sound experiment Blue breath is being developed with artist and writer Mark Leahy. Blue breath investigates the sound of breath before language articulation. In breath, out breath, vibrating breath, tonal breath, the effects of forming and changing the cavities through which breath moves. Moving towards a structured composition for two breathing bodies based on […]

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In and out breath

A drawing experiment This experiment began through the simple choreographic instruction: draw a straight line on each outbreath with each line corresponding to the length of the breath, and each line drawn beside the previous breath-line. Initially I did this over a period of one hour. There is no controlling of the breath, no pre-set […]

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Departing breath

An experiment in time Breath becoming visible … breath departing … the duration of disappearance You are in Experiments. See more below or go to Events

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An interlude with breath

A slow out breath, repeated, slowing the pulse after strenuous actions – in between experiments carried out during research time in March 2018 with Scottish Dance Theatre dancers Jessie Roberts-Smith, Alison Jaques, Paolo Pisarra & Kieran Brown You are in Experiments. See more below or go to Events

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Heart’s time

An experiment in time Each experiment involves giving attention in the breath. Each action is led by the breath’s time. In pranayama there is a practice of measuring the length of a breath in relation to the beating of your heart. Here we sound breathing heart’s time – and we listen to others’ hearts’ time […]