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Light Dial part 3 at Leaf Hall: Collectress with Rutter & Bennett
July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pmFree - £6
Sunday 8th July, 2.00pm (doors 1.30pm – performance approx 45mins)
£6 full / £5 concessions / under 16s free (2 free children maximum when accompanying an adult)
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~ This is a relaxed performance, families welcome* ~
Light Dial part 3 is a meditation on synchronicity, time, and the possibilities of collaboration. Uniquely devised for the setting of Leaf Hall, experimental ensemble Collectress play an original score of delicately textured music – performing with traditional instruments, diy electronic interfacing technology and voice – interwoven with sequences of choreographed movement. Originally developed through the Rambert Dance Company New Choreography Platform as a collaboration between musicians Collectress, artists Rutter & Bennett, artist/musician Lauren Doss and choreographer Miguel Altunaga, Light Dial is an ongoing project which explores the boundaries of different creative disciplines.
This is a satellite event to the Light Dial part 3 exhibition at DC1 for which Collectress will be joined by artist/musician Lauren Doss and artists Rutter & Bennett.
Collectress are an all female multi-instrumentalist quartet whose broad and dense experimental structures utilise voice, toy instruments, everyday objects and found sound alongside strings, keys and woodwind. Central to their approach is recording and working ‘live’ with a focus on process, play and improvisation, tracing a link back to the tradition of chamber music. Their resulting compositions are intricate, haunting and incisive. Collectress’s live shows include experimentation with movement in relation to pattern and explorations into the relationship between performer and audience, embracing chance interruptions and audience exchange. Collectress have performed extensively in the UK including at the Whitechapel Gallery, National Gallery, Cecil Sharpe House and Kings Place, London and have a long track record of collaborating, both as a collective and as individuals. This collaboration further expands Collectress’s porous and resourceful approach to music-making.
Artist duo Chris Rutter and Evelyn Bennett collaborated with Collectress to create wearable textile sculptures and live projected collage for the Light Dial project. A sculptor and textile designer respectively Rutter & Bennett’s practice spans public art, sculpture, performance, textile design, poetry and music.
*This is a formal sit down performance to which, although not devised as a family performance, we welcome people of all ages to come as there is no unsuitable content. It is a ‘relaxed performance’ in that if you attend with young children it is understood that you may need to come and go at points and that there may be a level of noise disruption.
The Leaf Hall performance coincides with the last day of the Light Dial part 3 exhibition at DC1 where you can view a film of the original Light Dial performance featuring two dancers from the Rambert Company. The exhibition will be open on Sunday 8th July 11.00am – 5.00pm.
Light Dial part 3 is at DC1 Saturday 16th June – Sunday 8th July, Tuesday – Saturday 11.00am – 5.00pm (plus Sunday 8th July 11.00am – 5.00pm).
Curated by Laura Mousavi Guest Curator for DC
Part of the Threshold Programme
Supported by Arts Council England and Devonshire West Big Local
More information on the Light Dial exhibition here
Image © Rosie Taylor