This week we're introducing the artists involved in WIG IV Online's Screen-based practices. These three works will go LIVE at 7pm on the 25th of July (BST).
Skye Reynolds is a Scottish-based movement artist, performance maker, educator. Her practice is interdisciplinary and influenced by the politics of real life. She's currently thinking - writing - moving - talking about collectivity, resilience, resistance, BLM, motherhood, feminism, 'the big change', systems and sustainability. Skye co-curates improvisation platform Something Smashing; she’s training in Somatic Movement Education and The Feldenkrais Method. Previous projects include: Janis Claxton Dance, Curious Seed, Jo Fong, Imaginate, Starcatchers, National Theatre of Scotland. Current collaborations include ALIVE with Susan Worsfold; S/He in the Flesh with Khamlane Halsackda; (bracket series) with pavleheidler; new work with Jo Clifford.
Sky Su was born in New Jersey—traditional lands of the Lenape on Turtle Island—to a Taiwanese American family. Sky moved to Edinburgh to study sculpture and started dancing a few years after: meeting and sharing with local dancers through Dance Base, Imprevisto Danza, Contact Improvisation Edinburgh, Something Smashing and other essential platforms in Scotland. Sky has also trained and worked in software development and currently teaches at CodeClan. This year, Sky is being mentored by dance artist Lucy Suggate as part of DEBS 2020/21 in developing a sustainable practice.
These two artists have been working with Penny Chivas. The next artist has been working with Nicolette Macleod.
Tamar Daly is a dance performer and teacher with 20 years experience in the field. She is a member and teacher at Brighton Contact Improvisation, and a founding member of Sussex Dance Network where she set up a weekly professional dance class and the annual site-specific performance event The Dance Trail. Since 2015 she has been teaching a combination of contemporary dance, contact improvisation and clowning under the title Group Composition. As a performer Tamar worked with: Yma dance company (France), Stopgap dance company, Yael Karavan Ensemble, Charlotte Spencer Projects, Andrea Davis and Jem Kelly, Chris Jannides, Emmanuel Grivet, and Karl Frost. Short works for the stage include, Mlle Y, Decode This, Trigger and Rihanna Retold. Tamar has an MA in dance from the University of Chichester.
The final collaborator has been working with Zoe Katsilerou and Eilon Morris on a collaboration. He has also been a mentor to the ICEBERG team for the WIG events.
Since 1981 Andrew Morrish has had an extensive, developmental, improvisation practice in Australia and Europe. It includes teaching, performance, mentoring and coaching in the form he now calls “Performance Improvisation”. For his own development he has also consistently added skills and shared studio practice with peers in 14 countries. He is dedicated to, and an advocate for, long term studio practice as the basis for artistic development and researching the potentials of improvisation as an art form.
Photo credits, Brian Hartley, AdeY, Ronan Whittern, Lucas Kao.