Flap, with Sarah Warsop

Collaboration with Chroeographer and Performer, Sarah Warsop. Charles Kriel, Projection Designer.

Performed at Tate Britain, and Queen Elizabeth Hall
Flap is one of two contemporary dance works by choreographer Sarah Warsop, designed to incorporate video in their performance, both of which I was fortunate to work on.
Here is an excerpt about the works from their AHRC documentation:
The commission was to create a stage-based aural and visual performance environment, rather than the traditional music composition and staging built to accompany dance.
The aim of the research was to create a performed audio-visual environment as a monolithic compositional element. The audio-visual work for both Flap and Bye were works independent of the choreography, yet both functioned to incorporate the choreography as though all were of a single piece.
The starting point for Bye was "how different people say goodbye", from sound, through text, to gesture. Flap was a far more intimate and ambiguous work, choreographed for a single dancer, and requiring a single monolithic projected image.
The first run of performances (five in total) began February 6, 2003 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. A second run of Flap was performed at Tate Britain, and a final run of both works was performed at the Linbury, Royal Opera House.
The works received positive reviews from The GuardianThe Times, Time Out London, The Evening Standard, i-D Magazine, The Stage, and others. The work also led to two commissions from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
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