Dance4 was part of a new network of UK producers called Guardians of Doubt (GoD). In partnership with Arnolfini Live, The Tramway in Glasgow and Yorkshire Dance, the network was funded to investigate different approaches to dance and performance.
Key to our work is freedom of thought and movement and not becoming bound by discipline or criteria. As a result of this more flexible way of looking at work, we have embarked on a series of projects and events which will take place over the next two years.
Through an open submissions process, we invited proposals from non- dance artists resident in the UK to apply to undertake a period of research that would reconfigure his or her creative process within a dance context. The commissions were awarded to two artists: Land Artist Jim Buchanan and writer Donald Hutera. Both spent time working with dancers during residencies at Dance4 and Yorkshire Dance in Leeds.
Our next research commission was with Saburo Teshigawara and Company Karas. Looking at process rather than product, we collaborated with Saburo to create a more intimate and small scale piece of work for himself and visually impaired performer Stuart Jackson.
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