A selection from 52 Portraits (2016), feauturing Flora Wellesley Wesley, Robert Cohan, Vicki Igbokwe, Botis Seva, Claire Cunningham, Wendy Houstoun, Alexandrina and David Hemsley, Theo Clinkard, Mette Edvardsen, Crystal Pite, Seke Chimutengwende and John Scott. 52 Portraits was a year long online project which released a gestural portrait of a different dance artist each week, with songs drawn from verbatim interviews. Direction was by Jonathan Burrows, music by Matteo Fargion and filming by Hugo Glendinning. The artists invited came from different backgrounds and methodologies, though they had all in some way worked before with one or other of the curators. Each was invited to sit at a table, reflecting the fact that most people would watch the portraits while sat at a laptop. The idea was a meeting, which might challenge the usual idealised image of the dancer.
Duration: 23 minutes
produced by Lucy Clarke-Bishop for Sadler's Wells Theatre London