10 days were pleased to welcome acclaimed dancer and fresh choreographic voice, Theo Clinkard, who was joined on stage by composer James Keane in CHALK, a stark, poetic and intensely physical work inspired by the iconic chalk cliffs of Clinkard’s hometown.
An informal discussion between the audience, performers and Creative Producer at The Point- Sacha Lee, revealed insights about the spatial dynamics and development of the work.
The event took place at Winchester Discovery Centre | Saturday 7 November as part of 10 days 2015 CHALK
Performed in an intimate setting for an audience of 60, this truly visceral duet leaves you with a very different sense of your own make up. Theo Clinkard performed for 18 years with many of the UK’s big names including Matthew Bourne, Wayne McGregor and Siobhan Davies. He launched his own group in 2012 and earlier this year created a new work for the renowned company Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
“Clinkard’s choreography has an unforced, unhurried quality that is very much of the moment. He muses, tinkers around with his material like a bloke in a shed, and then, quietly and deftly, pulls the loose ends together. The result is intimate, human-scale and charged with joy.”
Choreographer and performer Theo Clinkard, composer and performer, James Keane, lighting designer Guy Hoare, costumes Old Town Clothing.
CHALK was created using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The work was commissioned by The Tanja Liedtke Foundation and Pavilion Dance