Internal Terrains – Natasha Davis
De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH
7.30pm, FREE as part of the Platforma Festival
Booking and venue information: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/events/booking-forms/2015-platforma-festival-internal-terrains.aspx
What cracks, what dents appear in the density of everyday pressures and ageing? Why is the body sometimes sensitive to every sound?
Internal Terrains explores life as a choreography of decades, in search of what’s at stake as we move from one decade to the next. Poetic and sensual, the performance plays chords with films and installations, crows, cages and electric shocks.
Developed partly in the studio and partly through workshops; DMU students will be sharing stories and work with performance artist Natasha Davis to translate them into visual metaphors around body, memory and identity.
Created, written and performed by Natasha Davis. Developed in collaboration with: Bob Karper (sound), Branislava Kuburovic (written documentation), Elisa Gallo Rosso (objects), Lucy Cash (movement) and Marty Langthorne (lights).
Originally commissioned by Chelsea Theatre London, Colchester Arts Centre and Live Collision Dublin. Funded by Arts Council England, Hosking Houses Trust and Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick. Supported by Littoral.
This performance commissioned by De Montfort University, Counterpoints Arts, ArtReach and City Of Sanctuary Leicester/Journeys Extra for the Platforma Festival 2015
FREE to all. Suitable for ages 16+ (unless accompanied by an adult)
Natasha Davis will also be presenting a workshop at the Platforma Festival Conference at DMU on 5th November.
About Natasha Davis
Natasha Davis is a performance and visual artist creating work that explores body, memory, identity and migration. Her performances, films and installations have been presented at theatres, galleries and festivals throughout the UK and internationally.
Her research has been funded by Arts Council England, Hosking Houses Trust, Transatlantic Fellowship, Humanities Research Fund and numerous commissions and residencies. As a producer Natasha has worked with artists such as Akram Khan, Guy Dartnell and Marisa Carnesky and organisations like British Council and Chisenhale Dance Space. She has performed with Pacitti Company, Blast Theory, Tino Sehgal and others.
Natasha is a doctoral candidate at the University of Warwick, where she is also teaching and leading creative workshops on the MA in International Performance. A visiting lecturer at Birkbeck and Brunel, she has given talks and workshops across the world.