Collaborating on a research project entitled Body of Knowledge, dance artists and academics Sally Doughty, Rachel Krische & Lisa Kendall have been exploring how the dancer’s body can be considered as a living archive.
Please Do Touch continues this journey, developing this research into a specially commissioned performance work that inhabits the New Walk Gallery and Museum. Drawing upon past experiences, movement and conversation, they reconsider how embodied memory can be as resonant and as rich in history as the objects within the space. A series of evolving performance encounters take place between the performers and audience throughout the different gallery spaces. This new work aims to provoke the personal memories of the audience as the performers recall and share their own histories through movement, spoken and sung choreographic responses.
Please Do Touch is produced by Dance4 and in partnership with New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, De Montfort University and Leeds Beckett University. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Suitable for all.
Please note: New Walk Museum and Gallery will be open to the public between 11AM-5PM as usual during the performance days.