Performance is ephemeral and it’s aways interesting to see how projects which exist(ed) in the moment are documented and archived.
There’s a lot of this happening now, one year after London 2012 and the Sports and Cultural Olympiad. In an earlier post I gave a link to the gorgeous Unlimited e-book and today Tessa Gordziejko, Strategic and Creative Director of Imove Arts Ltd alerted me to their new website and their documentation of past projects, including my collaboration with Andrew Loretto of Sheffield Theatres, Susan Burns of Chol Theatre, and Dr David James of Sheffield Hallam University:
Artists and sports engineers explored developments in bio-engineering and the ethical questions around body enhancements, movement and what we mean by ability. The results included a touring family theatre piece, debates, exhibitions and culminated in a new play written by Kaite O’Reilly.
In collaboration with: Sheffield Hallam University, Chol Theatre, Sheffield Theatres.
“Kaite O’Reilly’s LeanerFasterStronger had me thinking and talking about sport all the way home… The performances were great and the level of ideas presented was complex and fascinating… this work didn’t disappoint”
– Disability Arts Online
For images from the motion capture lab, interviews with myself and performer Kiruna Stamell, and other archived material about this collaboration across theatre and sports science, please go to: