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"Fluid Trajectories: Zero Gravity Workshop with Choreographer and Dance Researcher Kitsou Dubois"
2000-05-16 until 2000-05-20
Arts Catalyst, the science-art agency
London, , UK United Kingdom

In May, Parisian choreographer and dance researcher Kitsou Dubois brings her unique experience of dance in weightlessness to London, in a workshop aimed at experienced contemporary dancers, physical theatre and circus skills practitioners. Since 1990, Kitsou Dubois has been working with zero gravity in diving aircraft to create new choreographies for weightlessness, as well as working with astronauts on problems of adaptation to this new environment. First by herself and in later flights with other dancers she has, during 12 parabolic flights with the French Space Agency, developed new protocols for dancing in zero gravity. She is now about to undertake a new series of flights with the European Space Agency in a unique science-art initiative with scientists from Imperial College, London, organised by the UK science-art agency, the Arts Catalyst.

The aim of the workshop will be to experience different aspects of gravity and methods of escaping gravity. Through studio work, trampoline and water, we will question the concept of weight support and the ability to maintain moments of weightlessness.

This workshop will take place 16th - 20th May at the Circus Space, Hoxton Square, London and at a swimming pool. Times to be confirmed.

The Arts Catalyst (the Science-Art Agency) at info@artscat.demon.co.uk, or by post to The Arts Catalyst, Toynbee Studio, 28 Commercial Street, E1 6LS, London, England. Participants will be selected after Thursday 20th April.

This project is organised by Arts Catalyst, London and Ki Productions, Paris, in partnership with the London Arts Board.


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