JAMES BATCHELOR AND COLLABORATORS

Open Studio

JAMES BATCHELOR AND COLLABORATORS AU


James Batchelor

Shortcuts to Familiar Places

  • 2 September
    14:30 – 15:50
  • tanzhaus nrw | Studio 3
  • Wheelchair Access Impaired mobility
  • Total duration: 80min
  • Area / Networking Island: Networking Islan
    Australia Council for the Arts

Shortcuts to Familiar Places

Choreography: James Batchelor

In his new solo Shortcuts to Familiar Places, James Batchelor explores the body as a site of inscription. The work explores the gestures, forms and patterns that persist over time. Probing the traces and archives that remain in the body or across multiple bodies reveals a constellation of intergenerational choreographies. This research focuses on the lineage of James Batchelor’s dance teacher Ruth Osborne, who was trained in the methods of Gertrud Bodenwieser, a key figure of the Ausdruckstanz movement in Vienna.

Artistic Crew / Team:
CHOREOGRAPHER/DANCER James Batchelor | COMPOSER Morgan Hickinbotham | DRAMATURGE/PRODUCER Bek Berger | COSTUME DESIGNER Juliane König | LIGHT DESIGNER Vinny Jones

Co-Producers:
Sophiensaele (Berlin)

Funders and Supporters:
Haupstadkulturfonds, Australia Council for the Arts, Tanja Liedtke Foundation, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Adena Family, Tanzhaus nrw, QL2 Dance (Canberra), Cocoon Dance (Bonn),

Shortcuts to Familiar Places