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Retina present WIRE-FRAME; an exhibition on choreography

Retina is delighted to be performing a bespoke piece of work at next year's North of England Education Conference (NEEC). WIRE-FRAME is in partnership with Nottingham City Council. 


Set in a futuristic over-populated world where physical space is running out, WIRE-FRAME is a fast-paced work that examines how space affects physical behaviour. The theme of the work produces a tightly framed complex composition in which dancers react to and interact with each other, judge, decide and resolve complex physical equations in order to move on in their dynamic struggle for space.

Choreography by Filip Van Huffel. Dancers: Erin Harty, Pauline De Laet, Steven Martin and Matthew Slater. 

WIRE-FRAME is a unique project conceived to give dance students an insight into the art of choreography as revealed in Van Huffel’s own approach. Running at a total of 60 minutes, it consists of a 20 minute performance by Retina’s dancers, followed by a 20 minute question and answer session led by Filip; then the audience themselves devise and structure a new piece of dance for the professional team under Filip’s direction.

The aim of the work is to provide an introduction both to the art of choreography and to Filip Van Hufel’s own practice, providing the viewer with insight into choreographic structures, helpful devices to create dynamic pieces of their own and analytical tools to watch and understand contemporary dance. The exhibition is aimed at people with and without existing understanding of choreography, so is suitable for dance students with different experiences of the artform, as well as non-dancers.

Revealing and informative, John Ashford (former Director of The Place Theatre and Artist Development) has praised Van Huffel’s choreographic exhibitions for providing a practical, no-nonsense guide to choreographic process and practice in a discreet, transparent package.

WIRE-FRAME will be presented at the NEEC on Wednesday 15 January and will then be available for bookings. If you are interested in finding out more please email Sarah Trist Dance Agency or call 07757 654790.

The NEEC is the UK’s biggest annual education conference. It's taking place at Nottingham Conference Centre between Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 January. If you work in education and want to find out more check the conference website for delegate information. 

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