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Site-generated making and performance

OPENLOOK International Dance Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2001
Two week residency with professional dancers and students of Kannon Dance House exploring site-generated movement and actions during the season of the midnight sun and the short White Nights (Beliye Nochi) period in the city, effects on behaviour of citizens/audience, interior and exterior encounters. The residency culminated in a two part performance/group action:

I. a durational action at street level
II. a live installation in Kannon Dance House's low lit inner architectural spaces - ending late in the evening
with the audience emerging into afternoon-like sun.

Artistic director/workshop leader: Lisa Alexander
Video and interactivity: Simon Hyde

Funded by Pro-Arte Institute and London Arts GO! Award

Images of an improvisation in the square opposite Kannon