Exchanges

Clockwise from top left: Exchanges 2016 participants from Bourne Academy, University of Winchester and Highcliffe School  © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Clockwise from top left: Exchanges 2016 participants from Bourne Academy, University of Winchester and Highcliffe School
© The Roche Court Educational Trust

 

University of Winchester students with 'Untitled' by Michael Bolus © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

University of Winchester students with ‘Untitled’ by Michael Bolus © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Exchanges is an ongoing programme of opportunities to explore  dialogue between visual art and performance. Each year participating students attend research days at the New Art Centre, Roche Court to explore the exhibited sculptures as stimulus for their new performances. This is an opportunity to identify similarities in artistic processes between dancers and artists in the construction of their performances and to use their research and individual interpretations as the catalyst for creating their performative response.

 

 

Students at the Exchanges 2016 Showcase and Sharing Day, Pavilion Dance South West © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Students at the Exchanges 2016 Showcase and Sharing Day, Pavilion Dance South West © The Roche Court Educational Trust

By considering the sculpture, environment and space at the New Art Centre as a starting point for new performances, students develop their understanding of visual language and how observations and discussion can be articulated and developed through work in the studio, an exchange across arts disciplines.Trust staff support all students throughout the devising process through crit sessions and discussion to develop confidence in talking about art and using visual language as a component in new performance.

The project is in partnership with Pavilion Dance South-West.PDSW-Logo- thumbnail

 

 

Barry Flanagan '30 ft Acrobats' © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Barry Flanagan ’30 ft Acrobats’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Exchanges 2017

In 2017 the project explores the theme of ‘Gravity’, considering the processes and materials used by a variety of artists exhibited at the New Art Centre, specifically Barry Flanagan, David Nash, Michael Bolus and David Annesley. Dancers consider the concepts behind the sculptures as well as form, space and shape in their performances.

All participating groups will perform their work at the Exchanges Showcase, a sharing event hosted by Pavilion Dance South West: 

Sunday 30 April 2017 6.30pm

RSVP: Alexandra Ringham alex@pdsw.org.uk

 

 

Exchanges 2016 participants from Arts University Bournemouth © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Exchanges 2016 participants from Arts University Bournemouth
© The Roche Court Educational Trust

Exchanges 2016

In 2016 the project explored the theme of ‘Construction’, considering the processes and materials used by a variety of artists exhibited at the New Art Centre, specifically Anthony Caro, Antony Gormley and Eva Rothschild. Dancers considered the concepts behind the sculptures as well as form, space and shape in their performances.

All participating schools and groups performed their work at a Performance and Showcase sharing event hosted by Pavilion Dance South West on Sunday 24 April 2016.

For more details, please see Exchanges 2016 Press Release

 

 

Exchanges 2015

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Exchanges Showcase 2015 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

 In 2015 the project explored ‘A Sense of Place’, considering how artists created site-specific work at the New Art Centre. Dancers considered form, space and shape in their performances, and identified similarities in artistic processes between dancers and artists in their consideration of these elements.

Participating students attended workshop days at the New Art Centre, Roche Court to explore the exhibited sculptures as stimulus for their new performances. In particular we looked at the work of Richard Long, Fernando Casasempere and Laura Ellen Bacon.

By using the sculpture, considering the landscape, environment and space at the New Art Centre as a starting point for new performances, students developed their understanding of visual language and how observations and discussion can be articulated and developed through work in the studio- an exchange across arts disciplines.

All participating schools and groups performed their work at a sharing event hosted by Pavilion Dance South West, Sunday 26 April 6pm, Pavilion Dance South West, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU

 

Exchanges 2014 

In 2014 performances and showcases were hosted by Pavilion Dance South West including a Showcase on Saturday 26 April 2014.

Participating students Exchanges 2013 at the New Art Centre, Roche Court with Antony Gormley ‘Another Time XII’ 2010 Ed. 4 of 5 © the Artists’ and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Participating students Exchanges 2013 at the New Art Centre, Roche Court with Antony Gormley ‘Another Time XII’ 2010 Ed. 4 of 5 © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

The project explored the body in space, asking all to think about the body as moving sculpture. Dancers considered form, space and shape in their performances, and identifed similarities in artistic processes between dancers and artists in their consideration of these elements.

Participating students attended workshop days at the New Art Centre, Roche Court to explore the exhibited sculptures as stimulus for their new performances. In particular we looked at the work of Anthony Caro and his consideration of Architectural space, Barbara Hepworth and the importance of form and landscape, and Michael Craig- Martin and the use of everyday objects.

By using abstracted sculpture as a starting point for new performances, students developed their understanding of visual language and how observations and discussion can be articulated and developed through work in the studio- an exchange across arts disciplines.

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Exchanges 2013

Participating students Exchanges 2013 attending a crit session led by The Roche Court Educational Trust, hosted by Pavilion Dance South West

Participating students Exchanges 2013 attending a crit session led by The Roche Court Educational Trust, hosted by Pavilion Dance South West

In 2013 dancers from 2BU, Pavilion Dance South West and Hampshire Youth Dance company came together to explore sculptures at Roche Court, forming the starting point for new improvisational performance. This culminated in a student showcase and presentation at Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth on the 14th April 2013.

On visits to Roche Court, students looked in particular at the work of Antony Gormley and Laura Ford.  Initial responses to the artworks, were then developed through discussion, personal conclusions and research back in the studio. Each of the dancers were asked to think about the body as a moving sculpture, sharing their responses in a showcase afternoon.

“I’m delighted with the outcomes of the Exchanges project.  Not only has it brought together two youth dance companies to share their creative ideas and learning journeys, but it has also given our young dancers an opportunity to work with sculpture for the first time.  Our visit to the Roche Court Trust’s Sculpture Park was truly inspiring and the impact it had on our young people is evident in the high quality dance work they have produced since.  The sculptures they saw were so much more than a simple initial stimulus; they became the core and purpose of their dance work and they returned to the themes that emerged from the scuptures to reinterpret them over and over again”.

Sophie Amstell, Programme Director, Hampshire Dance.