I am currently in the early stages of a dance performance project in collaboration with an architect, Stefan Jovanovic. We are working together to find methods to test our relative ‘expert’ forms. And so I (as performer) and he (as architect) have agreed to work in ways that might unpick, provoke and upend our practices, eventually in public. In order to do this we will practice in fields that include: collective meditation, ballroom dancing, dance movement scores and explorations, and the engineering principles of bridge building. We propose that this project will be a series of acts of solace and slowness, of an open-ended, open-hearted process of kindness and truth telling. Stefan’s recent Radical Togetherness project next to my own new work in the Predicament of Ending are useful markers for people to see the places from where this project has emerged.
– Katye Coe