SLAPmoves 2015

SLAP (Salacious Live Alternative Performance) are very excited to announce our second edition of SLAPmoves. The SLAPmoves prize is all about emerging art from the next generation of pioneering talent. SLAP has invited recent graduates and final year students (of dance/theatre/film whose themes of focus are based upon ‘movement’) to submit proposals of new work. Throughout the evening you will have the chance to see our shortlisted artists and works, an eclectic mix of dance, live art, film and music. Showcasing not only local talent but international artists. The audience also has a say in who is deserving of the prize. The successful artist or company will then be offered a place in Yorkshire dance’s spring platform dedicated to the region’s most exciting emerging talent, taking place in May. The artist will also receive studio space, a one to one meeting with a producer, artistic mentoring and technical support. 

Our shortlisted artists are:
Arnold & Whittle 
Amy Lawrence 
Christie Barnes 
Michael Robbins 
Dan Craddock 
Joshua Hubbard & Anton Hinchliffe

Headlining the evening will be last years winners The Disco Disco Project!

 
 

We are very happy to announce that the winner of SLAPmoves is Dan Craddock with Rhythm is a Daniel! 
We are very excited to work with him. You can see how the show has developed at Yorkshire Dance on the 1st of May.

If you missed the event at the Guildhall you can read a review of the evening from Michelle Dee here. 

JOSHUA HUBBARD & ANTON HINCHLIFFE - THE BRIGHTEST OF CARPS!   It's about nothing, its about something, and that is nothing....

JOSHUA HUBBARD & ANTON HINCHLIFFE - THE BRIGHTEST OF CARPS!

It's about nothing, its about something, and that is nothing....

ARNOLD & WHITTLE - TOUCH TALES   Touch Tales blurs the roles of dancer/musician to examine forms of touch.“If the cello had hands it would play itself. Since it has none it has only one wish: to do what it is supposed to.” What makes touch loving, manipulative, abusive? Does the cello want to be played?

ARNOLD & WHITTLE - TOUCH TALES

Touch Tales blurs the roles of dancer/musician to examine forms of touch.“If the cello had hands it would play itself. Since it has none it has only one wish: to do what it is supposed to.” What makes touch loving, manipulative, abusive? Does the cello want to be played?

DAN CRADDOCK - RHYTHM IS A DANIEL   A dance master-class that will span the history of space, time and dance; this show is a one- man performance by DanieŁ, (see performer for correct pronunciation) teaching the world how to dance. Watch and engage as he attempts to create a real life dance company. Let the show commence!

DAN CRADDOCK - RHYTHM IS A DANIEL

A dance master-class that will span the history of space, time and dance; this show is a one- man performance by DanieŁ, (see performer for correct pronunciation) teaching the world how to dance. Watch and engage as he attempts to create a real life dance company. Let the show commence!

MICHAEL ROBBINS - GL_TCH.   A fragmented ballet.  Spaces pixelate, bodies distort, and sequences piece together in the wrong order.  Referencing ballet repertoire, the piece moves episodically through familiar imagery warping from it original form and has used apps as a choreographic tool to inform disruption. GL_TCH. is unsettling with ever-changing costume, counts, and music.

MICHAEL ROBBINS - GL_TCH.

A fragmented ballet.
Spaces pixelate, bodies distort, and sequences piece together in the wrong order.
Referencing ballet repertoire, the piece moves episodically through familiar imagery warping from it original form and has used apps as a choreographic tool to inform disruption. GL_TCH. is unsettling with ever-changing costume, counts, and music.

AMY LAWRENCE - WHAT it's not/and then SOME   A dialectic between auditory,visual and physical experiences of the 'moment' using uncorrelated and correlated interactions exploring the problematic nature of the present moment, nostalgia and the audience's gaze through a focus on hyperbolised gesture within an immersive environment using found footage/and then SOME.

AMY LAWRENCE - WHAT it's not/and then SOME

A dialectic between auditory,visual and physical experiences of the 'moment' using uncorrelated and correlated interactions exploring the problematic nature of the present moment, nostalgia and the audience's gaze through a focus on hyperbolised gesture within an immersive environment using found footage/and then SOME.

CHRISTIE BARNES - AGITATED ATOMS   The tiny wriggling atom who dances to make bigger things work. We played like microscopic atoms, we played like groups of atoms conducting the rhythm of the engine. The conclusion: a playful analysis, a playful gesture, a playful explosion of energy under the notion of thermodynamics.

CHRISTIE BARNES - AGITATED ATOMS

The tiny wriggling atom who dances to make bigger things work. We played like microscopic atoms, we played like groups of atoms conducting the rhythm of the engine. The conclusion: a playful analysis, a playful gesture, a playful explosion of energy under the notion of thermodynamics.

Lydia Cottrell