FiRST BiTES sells out
We were delighted with our how well our Triple Bill was received as part of the FiRST BiTES season at Ovalhouse.
The Triple Bill was a chance for us to raise the ambition of our work by creating two new solos and working with non-disabled professional dancers.
Now in Production was the first public sharing of a three way exchange between Corali, Intoart and Tate.
It was performed as a work-in-progress at Tate Exchange, one of the first public events at the newly opened Switch House.
Following on from this, Corali developed one the works into a site specific solo presented at Attenborough Arts at the end of the year.
‘I thought it was both fascinating to watch and moving to experience. Well done’
Richard Blurton, British Museum
‘It was great to see such confident performers with disabilities performing in such a public space’. Audience member
‘A real highlight’ Elanor Cowland, British Museum
Over 800 people saw our specially commissioned performance, ‘The People Race The Fish’, at the British Museum.
The People Race The Fish was inspired by the Museums temporary exhibition, The Garden of Assam. It was a creative response to the 17th century textile on display, depicting scenes from the life of the Hindu god Krishna and made of woven silk.
Corali performers took part in Home Turf, a dance production inspired by football, on the main stage at Sadlers Wells!
Home Turf was a compelling collaboration between West Ham United Foundation, Sadlers Wells and a team of over 100 professional and non-professional dancers.
photos © Foteini Christofilopoulou
‘Catch one of their shows for a taste of something truly unique’
Erin Basset, The Upcoming
‘It was a delight to find this hour-long programme by Corali so watchable’
Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide
Corali’s performance as part of the Sadler’s Wells =dance season (the theatres largest celebration of disability practise ever), SOLD OUT!
We were thrilled with the audience and press response to our work and delighted to be part of the event.
We present a triple bill of works including two premieres:
Origami Atoms, choreographed by Jasmine Wilson and Anna Novak from Wayne McGregor and Overlap a new solo by Corali dancer-performer, DJ. The third piece was Empty Theatre Dream presented as a black box studio piece.
We took part in Donald Hutera’s Paradise Event commissioned by Kensington and Chelsea InTransit Festival.
We created a performance for the GoLive GoLab festival in June 2016. Hearts and Faces was also performed as part of a Triple bill at our Demonstrate publication launch at a special event at Tate Britain.
As part of the Secret Southbank performance season, Corali performed at the Royal Festival Hall! The Secret Southbank season was created to commemorate the closing of the RFH for two years while they refurbish and we created a piece that looked back at our partnership with the Southbank Centre. After the event they sent us a piece of the original stage in the post!
We were also invited by the Heritage Lottery Fund to perform at an event to mark the anniversary of the disability discrimination act (now Equalities Act), and we performed a similar work making use of our archive of performance photos.
Empty Theatre Dream was originally created for the very first Creative Minds Festival at the Brighton Dome March 2014.
The performance was inspired by dreams the performers have had, and made use of animation by Merlin Evans created from the performers own drawings.
Empty Theatre Dream was incredibly successful and was chosen by Donald Hutera to be adapted site specifically for a Pop Up performance as part of the Chelsea Arts Collective in April 2014.
It was also commissioned by CGP London as part of the gallery’s 30th anniversary celebrations. For this special event, Corali has invited Daniel Hay-Gordon and dancers from Impermanence Dance Theatre to share the evening.
To finish the year, Corali took up a week-long residency at Zinc Arts to re-work the show for a black box studio and develop a participation programme to go alongside the work.
Created for the Neighbourhood festival at the South Bank Centre in July, and Lambeth Cultivate, Corali dancers created two new duets that explored what it is to dance in unison and to come in and out of time with each other, within the same dance.
In September, the duets were also shown at Team London Bridge festival and the inaugural GoLive festival, curated by Donald Hutera.
During March, Corali participated in the Side by Side exhibition and associated events at the South Bank Centre, hosted by the Rocket Artists. Corali performed at the Private View, with the Rocket Artists, and also led a session in the ‘Thinking through doing’ Symposium day.
It was a wonderful experience to be part of this project and to share ideas about inclusive practice with some leading national and international companies.
Early in 2013, Corali’s film At Last, got further exposure with 4 more screenings. Corali was thrilled that it was selected to be screened at ‘Dugout’, an inclusive arts festival in London and at the Side by Side exhibition at South Bank Cetnre. Shortly before that, it was shown at the BBC Performing Arts Fund showcase event in Salford and just before Christmas, it was shown in Beijing alongside Epic Arts new film, Exhale.
One of a Kind started with master-class workshops delivered by artists chosen by the Corali dancers. The workshops were led by Luke Pell (choreography), Rosemary Butcher (choreography), Jaya Hartlein (clowning), Daniel Weaver (music and improvisation), Samuel Dore (film). These workshops inspired ideas for three short films, which were then fully explored by the dancers through supported improvisation. Following improvisation, the dancers developed working relationships with the filmmaker (Samuel Dore) and director (Jacobus Flynn) to explore the best way to capture the dance material on film. Each film was shot in a different location in London. The films enabled the Corali dancers to explore dance in a new medium and to work through a set of ideas from concept to finished work. The films also profile Corali’s dance in new ways.
After the films had been made, Corali dancers translated the films into live dance – quite often this is done the other way round!
One of a Kind live shows were shown at London 2012 Cultural Olympiad celebrations (including ‘Watch This Space’ at the National Theatre and ‘PICTURE’ at Pottersfield). They also toured to Finland at the prestigious Logomo theatre as part of an integrated dance festival and was shown later in the year at the South Bank Centre.
Click on the links below to watch the One of A Kind Flims
Hosted by Tate Modern, Corali and Intoart worked together over four days to talk about how they make work. From the similarities that arose, Corali and Intoart explored pattern and colour and created a short performance. The project was a research project that focused on understanding more about what we do by sharing it with others. Corali dancers also grew in confidence about talking about what they do. The project culminated in a sharing (that we called Live Research) at Tate Modern for 60 invited guests. The work was well received and people really liked how open both groups had been with one another and talked a lot about the importance of research. Because the project was so successful, both groups plan to come together again for further exchange and research.