Dance and health
Celebrating 10 years of its national
Breathing Space dance-in-health programme
Dance Art Foundation presents
P I L O T
A solo by Theo Clinkard
Thursday 21 June, 1pm and 1.30pm
Chelsea & Wesminster Hospital
P I L O T is the first live solo by the celebrated dancer and choreographer Theo Clinkard. Premiered in 2011 at the Nightingale Theatre as part of Brighton Fringe Festival, P I L O T responds to the context of each new presentation. Every performance is different with re-imagined staging, including costume, lights and music, testing the fabric of the dance and stimulating new interpretations from both the dancer and the audience.
P I L O T has previously been performed in silence, to Judy Garland, and to Domenico Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas. For Breathing Space at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Theo will perform the solo twice, using Richard Skelton's rousing sonic score Green Withins Brook and Van Morrison's Sweet Thing.
Free public lunchtime performances
Thursday 21st June 2012
1pm and 1.30pm
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
London SW10 9NH
Theo Clinkard is dance artist and designer based in Brighton. Since graduating from the Rambert School he has performed with Siobhan Davies, Matthew Bourne, Wayne McGregor, The Featherstonehaughs, Rafael Bonachela, Charles Linehan, New Art Club, Aletta Collins, Dog Kennel Hill, Laila Diallo, Fin Walker, Fevered Sleep, B group, Mark Bruce and Volcano Theatre. In 2004, Theo co founded PROBE with Antonia Grove and over 5 years they produced/ performed two evenings of work, commissioning a total of seven original duets alongside performing existing work by Yasmeen Godder and Trisha Brown. Theo's own creations include the dance film '(v) to leap or skip, especially in an emotional manner' created with filmmaker Mariko Montpetit for the Southbank Centre and a new group work ORDINARY COURAGE set to premiere in December 2012.
P I L O T is curated by Dance Art Foundation Artistic Director Joe Moran and Associate Curator Kirstie Richardson as part of Dance Art Foundation’s Breathing Space dance-in-health programme: celebrating 10 years of nurturing public health and wellbeing through dance in 2012.
Breathing Space is principally supported by BBC Children in Need, the True Colours Trust
and the Kirby Laing Foundation, alongside generous awards from the Armourers and Brasiers’
Gauntlet Trust, Chariot House Chartered Accountants, Chelsea & Westminster Health Charity,
Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Charity, City & Hackney PCT, Tower Hamlets Council, Mercers Company
and the Worshipful Basketmakers.