Fluid Sharing; a new performance by artist Phoebe Davies and choreographer Nandi Bhebhe, showcasing at Tate Exchange (Tate Modern, Switch House) as part of the Bedfellows programme in October 2016.
This movement work will aim to explore and challenge perceptions of behaviour, age, desire and sexuality with a strong emphasis on contact work.
We are looking for a range of ages in the cast, strong and versatile performers who are interested in a collaborative process.
Female* performer, over 60 years
Male* performer, 18-40 years
Female* performer, 18-40 years
Female*: Identities as female, trans female or non binary
Male*: Identifies as male, trans male, or non binary
If you are interested please send a CV, picture (or showreel) and an email of interest / cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Fluid Sharing Casting” in the subject of the email.
Deadline for response: Monday 1st August
Workshops / Casting: Monday 22nd August
Rehearsals: Tuesday 20th/ Wednesday 21st / Thursday 22nd September
Performances: Preferably available: Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd October. Must be available: Wednesday 19th – Sunday 23rd October
This is a paid position.
Bedfellows Project History:
Bedfellows is a hot-blooded research project led by artists Chloe Cooper, Phoebe Davies and Jenny Moore born from the personal, the political, and the professional. It’s about sex. Sex as education. Sex re-education.
The Bedfellows project investigates sex, sexual identity, desire, consent, and feminist porn. We ask whether, as artists trained in visual literacy, we might be able to deconstruct the dominant tropes of the image-heavy sexual landscape we are in. It’s happening all the time but it manifested itself most recently in the form of a Charismatic Megafauna gig in Deptford, an artist talk at Serpentine Gallery, a series of SEX TALK MTGs at Serpentine Gallery, Tate Britain, London, and Assembly, Portland USA, a lecture at Wimbledon College of Arts, and a radio show at Reactor Halls E15: You can’t win them all, ladies & gentlemen, Primary, Nottingham.
Bedfellows Re-education – is commissioned by Tate Schools and Teachers.
Phoebe Davies is an artist and producer based in London, her practice is defined by its location and context, investigating and exploring how people perceive their social framework. Often she works with and in response to individuals and communities, generating work through collaboration and collective action. Recently her work has recently been showcased at Tate Britain (London), Whitechapel Gallery (London), Arnolfini (Bristol), Steirischer Herbst (Graz, AUT), Assembly (Portland, USA) and ZA Connect (Johannesburg, ZA) Phoebe is an Artsadmin artist and is currently a Social Practice Fellow on the British Council’s International Cultural Exchange US Program.
Visit Phoebe Davies Website: http://www.phoebedavies.co.uk/
Nandi Bhebhe is a British born Southern African, now residing in London. Since obtaining her 1st class degree at the Liverpool Institute of Performance Art, Nandi performance work has spanned countries, dance companies and theatres. These include the international tour ofBill T. Jones, Fela!, company work with Vocab Dance Company, projects at the Young Vic Theatre with Director Joe Wright and Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and a current run at the Shakespeare Globe theatre. Nandi’s choreographic work has gained notable interest and praise, including Best Choreography in a Music Video nomination at the UK MVA’s 2012. As well as performing, Nandi enjoys and regularly delivers workshops across the UK. Coming from a multi media training, Nandi is very interested and excited by multifacited work and the power of the body within that.
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Photo: Interlude, ICIA, a collaboration between Phoebe Davies and Holly Blakey, 2015
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