Fluid Substances is collaborative dance residency on the coast in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. From April 22-29th 2022 10 artists will meet far from the domestic and reside in a house, on a cliff. Intended for dancers, poets and professional creative fools, who will bring together expertise in somatic practices, contact improvisation, ritual and performance. The idea is to excavate through touch, movement and voice who we are in connection with the land and to honour what wants to spring from within us.
Morning movement sessions will be led by different collaborators, mostly outdoors. It is expected that these sessions invite different ways of tuning and moving in relation to the elements and forces of different sites. If you have a proposal please let me know. Following our morning dances there will be time for personal poetry, that may include drawing and reflective writing. We will then come together to harvest our experiences.
After lunch and a rest we will move into lab time, to further investigate inciting threads, perform rituals and work with land and each other in smaller groups, alone or maybe sometimes we will just rest. There will also be some planetary prayer time and performance opportunities for sharing our dreams, dances and poetry more widely with each other and the world.
We will stay at Bryn Y Mor, a beautiful house on the South Wales coast. Your participation includes one day of cooking duties-that means you get to chose something you like to eat and share it with everyone. You will also be asked to buy and bring food resources for this and breakfasts with you.
As one of 10 invited guests there is no cost for accommodation-this comes with a huge thanks to the Arbuthnott family. Donations are invited for facilitation and organisation, with thanks to your hosts Rosalind Holgate Smith and Rose Arbuthnott.
With just 10 spaces the residency is by invitation, though expressions of interest are welcome.
If you would like to attend please complete the registration form below.