Performance and Art Installation What Does the Space Know

An artwork composed of several pieces of textile, ropes in bright orange and blue, a wire shopping basket suspended from the ceiling Photo (Detail) © Mirjam Sögner

Thu, 26.05.2022 -
Sat, 28.05.2022

16:00 (Thu, Fri) and 18:30 (Sat) - 17:00 (Thu, Fri) and 19:30 (Sat) BST

Dance Base National Centre for Dance

Spaces are temporal. And a potential for a shared moment.

In this interactive dance performance/installation they unfold, come to life, and then transform. We wonder how their resonance remains with us? How does the knowledge they have produced inform the places we are creating now?

In this dance duet we investigate how spaces turn into places through connecting the past, present and future of the individual and the collective. Memories and imagination guide us through the creation of temporary embodied ways of relating.

Between dance, theatre, and installation art, dance artists Farah Saleh (Palestine/UK) and Mirjam Sögner (DE/AT) explore how creatively being in/with vanished places can become a new form of encountering and being with others. 

Choreography and performance - Farah Saleh and Mirjam Sögner
Music composition - Samuel Hertz
Dramaturgy support - Luke Pell
Set and costumes - Zephyr Liddell

Supported by the Goethe-Institut Ramallah, the Goethe-Institut Glasgow (International Coproduction Fund), Dance Base Scotland, and More Than This

Preview on 26 May, 4pm to 5pm (free, book via Eventbrite)
Friday 27 May, 4pm to 5pm (5 GBP, book via Dance Base/Eventbrite)
Saturday 28 May, 6:30pm to 7:30pm (5 GBP, book via Dance Base/Eventbrite)