Autograph, in association with Dance4, is a showcase of work from selected previous participants of the Signatures programme. The artists in the programme were all chosen from last year’s cohort, and have had the opportunity to develop their concepts and ideas further under the guidance of Serendipity and Dance4. Here they present full length pieces of work and share their experiences.
Wai Po – Fenfen Huang
Fenfen Huang’s innovative choreography unites contemporary and traditional Chinese dance. In a development of her work from Signatures 2014, Fenfen explores her own relationship with her maternal grandmother, her intriguing life story and pays tribute to a generation of strong-willed and resilient women from the traditional society of China.
Persistence – Chad Taylor
Persistence is a Hip Hop duet performed by professional artists Chad Taylor and Natasha Gooden. The dance duet explores Hip Hop Theatre and contemporary dance. The narrative of the piece takes the audience on an exciting journey of struggle, while remaining strong and having the fight to carry on, through all that they come across in life, right through to the end.
Trudy and Love Life – TurnAround Dance Theatre
Once someone has gone, is that it? The end? Involuntary autobiographical memory is a subcomponent of memory that occurs when cues are encountered in everyday life; these could be reflected in certain smells, words, colours or tastes. Award-winning choreographer Ellen Turner collaborates with her sisters Grace Turner and Lily Turner; reflecting memories of their grandmother, and Alzheimer’s sufferer, Trudy. Turn Around Dance Theatre will also be presenting their new work Love Life, Three sisters explore and share their own intimate world of love; from the good, to the bad and to the beautifully ugly.
Running Time: 2 hours 30 mins
Suitable for 12+