The Small Things is a project currently involving myself and dancer/choreographers Caley O’Neill and Gabby Rose which focusses on work which explores the nexus of movement and sound-making performance, and on intimacy as an integral part of performer/viewer experience.
We’re currently working on the show ‘2’, which is about dialogue, between people, between performers and audiences, between media.
The following text is from a draft proposal for the ‘2’ project.
The Small Things Collective is a group of artists interested in exploring the areas between existing art and performance disciplines. We are currently focusing on the relationship between sound and movement and the often unnoticed points at which one form takes on properties of the other, where dance becomes sound-making, where musical performance becomes kinetic. Themes we often work from are: the intricate, the delicate, the intimate, the unseen, the habitual, and perceived patterns in human behavior and the world at large. We are committed to the idea of creating unique audience experiences, and in the works we have collaborated on in the past we have done this by constructing immersive environments, shaping performance and space with a sculptural eye.
2 (working title)
In this production we are exploring the spaces between sound and the performing body, between performer and viewer. It will take the form of a duet between dancer and musician, exploiting both bodies as sound sources, kinetic entities, and sculptural objects. The performances will be intimate and audience numbers will be constrained to less than a dozen at a time to encourage direct engagement between each viewer, the performers and the space/environment.