Choreographer and solo performer Joanna Young, composer James Williams and the Mavron String Quartet have collaborated to create ‘Waiting…’ a site-specific performance installation at tactileBOSCH.
Through intricate choreography and a live string quartet a world is created where repetition and stark sadness becomes despondently beautiful. Inspired by a series of photos entitled IN AND AROUND THE HOUSE by Laurie Simmons and Faith Wilding’s ‘Waiting’.
The journey of ‘Waiting…’ began in 2007 when I was working with Dance Artist Sarah Eldin. We co-choreographed a solo, which we were invited to perform at The Place Robin Howard Dance Theatre in January 2008. I continued to perform the solo throughout the year and chose to recreate it as a site-specific performance installation at tactileBOSCH.
Running time 1 hour
“She moves with expressive force, giving this dance a sense of direction even as she waits. It’s a confident piece, with a distinctive atmosphere.”
— Zoë Anderson, Resolution! 2008
“Young’s highly esoteric dancing, honest and laconic in it’s expression placed the audience under her control, and it undeniably deserved a full house.”
— Vago Tedosio
“Compelling and complete”
— Pip Lawrence
Arts Council of Wales, PRS Foundation for New Music, Chapter Arts Centre & Welsh Independent Dance
Performed at The Place Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London, The Gate, Cardiff , Aberystwyth Arts Centre as part of a Welsh Independent Dance Platform and tactileBOSCH
- Choreographer / Performer Joanna Young
- Composer James Williams
- Live music Mavron String Quartet
- Rehearsal Director Belinda Neave
- Assistant Creator Sarah Eldin
- Mentor Emma Carlson
- Lighting Technician Dan Young
- Filming Belinda Neave and John Thorne
- Photography Paul Jeff