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Dates: 21 Apr - 21 Apr
Show Time: 8pm
Tickets: €16 - €€14
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Ultimate Dancer returns to Live Collision with YAYAYA AYAYAY. A new solo performance presented as part of a work in progress in Live Collision 2016, YAYAYA AYAYAY is a choreographic and multi-sensory journey into the complex nature of both emotional and physical darkness.
In 2015, Louise went into a darkness retreat for five days – a purpose-built room isolated from all light and sound. Ceremonial darkness as a shamanic tool is a classical method for accessing vibrant unconscious and super-conscious states. The experience was deeply transformative; at times hallucinogenic, emotionally moving, physically painful and has thoroughly inspired the creation of YAYAYA AYAYAY.
Choreography is generally understood to rely on the rules of time and space. YAYAYA AYAYAY will challenge and exhibit how our perceptions of time, space and choreography shift when in contact with sensory overload and deprivation. For Live Collision, Ultimate Dancer is presenting an active experiment with a local sound artist of this piece in development.
Duration: 1hr 10mins
Created and performed by: Ultimate Dancer
Developed with the support from:
Dance Base (Edinburgh)
Movement Research (New York)
Live Collision International Festival // SPECIAL EDITION 2016
Louise Ahl is a Glasgow-based artist originally from Sweden, making experimental and choreographic performance work. Louise creates both solo and collaborative multi-art-form pieces. Her inspirations are rooted in shamanism, healing practices and existentialism. In 2010 Louise began making work with her performance persona Ultimate Dancer, who was born as a half-joke/half-critical/wholly-serious attempt to explode and lovingly re-manifest the art form of dance.
LIVE COLLISION, established in 2009 by Lynnette Moran is Ireland’s leading curatorial model of Live Art; both an international festival and year-round Creative Producing house redefining the ways that artists create, engage and collide through live performance and digital platforms. Supporting artists working across and between disciplines and creating fresh new experiences for audiences.
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