2020 Vision #3: Cath James
Currently Artistic Director at South East Dance, Cath James has had a career in dance for over 40 years, with a wealth of experience as a performing artist, a producer and a leader.
Cath James' pick for 2020 Vision #3
Hubble Bubble Productions in association with Lîla Dance
a part is a new dance film from Hubble Bubble Productions in association with Lîla Dance that showcases two of the UK’s most experienced disabled female dancers, Suzie Birchwood and Laura Jones, in a work that celebrates the art of wheelchair dancing. Choreographed by Abi Mortimer and produced by Lou Rogers, the intricate choreography with a backdrop of graffiti art is driven by the catchy rhythmic structures of an original score by Dougie Evans. With a nod to female pop video icons such as Brittany and Beyoncé; sharp shooting, fast-paced editing invites you to think differently and celebrate new female icons
Cath James says: "The first time I saw a part, I was really struck by the relationship between the two performers. Playful, risky, but focused, and lovely to see it filmed at Brighton Youth Centre, one of our partner organisations for The Welcome Project. a part was initially inspired by Rosas Danst Rosas, an experiment created by dancemaker Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker which became a classic and has been learned many times by new groups of dancers, including one of Beyonce’s early videos. For a part, the makers wanted to create something that could appeal to a wider audience than contemporary dance, and it’s certainly developed into something unique that works on its own terms. There are some rather good accompanying films that tell more of the story of making a part, and, if you fancy watching those too, they live here.
2020 Vision is our celebration of screen dance curated by the artists who will take part in the opening programme of The Dance Space next year, as well as the South East Dance team and our Welcome Project Community Steering Group.
Read Cath's introduction to 2020 Vision here.
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2020 Vision #3
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2020 Vision #1
Immerse yourself in the first instalment of 2020 Vision, our celebration of screen dance
Welcome to 2020 Vision
Our Artistic Director welcomes you to 2020 Vision
Bob Lockyer on Screen Dance
Bob Lockyer, Executive Producer of Dance at BBC Television for many years and one of our former Chairs, writes about dance on film and his experiences of making it