‘Behind the Face of a Rock, Throwing Stones’ instigates a proposition of using the entire body as a listening instrument capable of feeling, touching and seeing the colours and textures of sound, sound in space and silence.
'Behind the Face of a Rock, Throwing Stones', currently exists as a process of choreographic research performed with an experiential understanding of British Sign Language, mindfulness and connectivity that follows Ma (間). When translated from Japanese philosophy, 間 suggests a gap, pause or an interval. 'Behind the Face of a Rock, Throwing Stones', searches for 間 and is performed with the philosophy in mind.
Direction/Choreography: Nicole Vivien Watson
Set Design: Graham Patterson
Dance: Chris Fonseca, Charlie Dearnley, Ashling McCann, Alex Rowland
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, July 2022
Dance City Newcastle, August 2021
Hepworth Wakefield, October 2021
New Arts Centre, Roche Court, May 2022
Barbican Centre Open Lab, April 2021