Those of you following this blog will already have seen some of the beautiful artwork generated by Antonia Bruce in response to the Skinner Releasing Technique classes led by Lizzy Le Quesne at URC this term and last. From 17th April to 11th May Jenny Blyth Fine Art at Oxford’s Art Jericho is hosting Antonia’s exhibition Blue Moon, which lovers of dance must not miss. “Antonia has created a beautiful portfolio of drawings in Indian ink that articulate the language and expression of contemporary dance. Working closely with international dancers, she draws from life in the rehearsal studio on scrolls of paper. Antonia captures the myriad forms of movement using a ph of gestural marks that range from broad vigorous brush strokes to delicate hairline filaments. At time she adds colour, and perhaps a pure powdered cobalt blue for texture. Antonia’s drawings have a calligraphic quality that reflect the fluidity and language of the individual dancers that she works with; a minimal yet resonant sensibility from Marina Collard, balletic dance with an eighteenth century flavour from Susie Crow, and a rigour and dynamic that infuses the Protein Dance troupe’s street fights.”
Marina Collard, internationally renowned dancer and choreographer, interlaces contemporary dance with body work.
Susie Crow danced for 12 years with the Royal and Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet companies and now choreographs and teaches for Ballet in Small Spaces based in Oxford.
Luca Silvestrini’s Protein is a highly energized, witty and humorous London dance troupe creating vignettes of real life, coloured with theatre and drama.
Art Jericho, 6 King Street, Oxford OX2 6DF
Private View on Thursday 17th April 6.00-9.00pm
Marina, Susie with viola da gamba player Jonathan Rees, and dancers from Protein will be performing at 7.00pm.
Entry £5 contribution for performers
Exhibition dates and times:
Thursday 17th April to Sunday 11th May 2014
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 12.00-6.00pm