This October Choreographer and Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation, Joe Moran will present a series of performances at Bluecoat in Liverpool. This will be the first time that the dance experiment On The Habit of Being Oneself has been performed in the North.
Moran will be performing a series of performance interventions in and around the gallery space, followed by a full evening work in the Performance Studio. Reconfiguring choreography, liveness and the dancing body within the intimate setting of the gallery, this collection of works will offer a refreshingly immediate encounter with choreography, dancers and dancing.
The public performances springing up in and around the gallery, from 2:00pm – 5:00 pm, are free to attend. These performances will include Singular, Moran’s durational performance, and a contrasting shorter work, Thirst.
In the evening at 7:00 pm, a cast of seven exceptional international dancers will then perform Moran’s most recent work On The Habit of Being Oneself. This exclusive and unique evening performance will be accompanied by composer Kaffe Matthews’ specially commissioned soundscape, and costume design by Tom Rogers. This event is ticketed and booking is necessary.
Working extensively in a visual arts capacity and in both theatres and galleries, Moran creates work which exposes dance as a contemporary art form. On The Habit Of Being Oneself gives spectators the opportunity to witness the choreographic and creative process happen live, in collaboration with a group of independent dance artists. Moran seeks to lead the audience into viewing dance and the dancing body in a new and challenging way, to engage with and extend the artistic potential of dance beyond the constraints of the stage.
On The Habit of Being Oneself is an arresting dance exploration which seeks to place full-bodied, unmediated dancing under the spotlight. On a stripped back stage seven dancers navigate complex choreographic puzzles through continuous, relentless dancing. Reconfiguring choreography and the dancing body, the performance offers the spectator a challenging and refreshingly immediate encounter with dancers and dancing.