Thursday 17 May 2012

Collaboration & Production Details

Becoming Bodies (35'')

Collaboration and Production Details

Beatrice Allegranti (artistic director, film maker and choreographer) is Reader in Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Director of the pioneering Centre for Arts Therapies Research (CATR) at the University of Roehampton. For the past 20 years she has developed a hybrid and path breaking approach that integrates her work as a clinician, choreographer, dancer and filmmaker in the UK and internationally. Her engagement within the feminist tradition stems from a desire to challenge taken-for-granted ideas about women, men and the politics of moving bodies in science and culture.

Jill Halstead (composer) is an Associate Professor at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen Norway. She is currently the Director of the Grieg Research School of Interdisciplinary Music Studies, which aims to encourage dialogue across the fields of music performance, musicology, music therapy and music education. Jill’s work is anchored in the feminist tradition and intertwines traditional research, educational innovation and creative practice. She has worked as a practitioner specialising in collaborative, interdisciplinary projects often exploring issues of identity and empowerment through music. She has worked with vulnerable young people, the long term unemployed, and offenders in prisons alongside creative projects with professional groups of musicians and dancers.

Movement devised in collaboration with dancers: Beatrice Allegranti, Jinji Garland, Layla Smith, Geoffery Unkovich, Elizabeth Harris, Takeshi Matsumoto, Silja Ilmonen, Jason Keenan-Smith, Meg Stewart.

Photo: Nick Du Plessis

Narrative Extracts: Dr Murray Unkovich (Soil Scientist, University of Adelaide, Australia), Dr Ann McNeill (Soil Scientist, University of Adelaide, Australia), Professor Alexandre Quintanilha (Biologist and Physicist, Director, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Porto), Dr Nuno Ferrand (Evolutionary Biologist, Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Porto), Professor Sarah Franklin (Medical Anthropologist, Cambridge University), Professor John Dupré (Director, ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society, Exeter University), Dr Christine Hauskeller (Deputy Director, ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society, Exeter University).

Science Communication: Sonia Martins (IBMC INEB Porto)
Photography for exhibition: Jackie King (British Photographer of the Year) & Nick Du Plessis.
Motion graphics, Graphic design and publicity: Neil Max Emmanuel (Channel 4, Time Team, BBC, Fulcrum, Feelgood Fiction, History Channel, National Geographic).
Production Team: TVR Roehampton.
Screening/Installation Requirements: an exhibition space large enough for mounting photography and text (approx 20 images) and a screening space.
Duration: Two weeks maximum.
Partners: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), hybrid Conversations between science and art: Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology (IBMC) with the National Museum of Porto, University of Roehampton (Department of Psychology), Grieg Academy of Music (University of Bergen). 

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