Ugly Duck is proud to continue supporting artists during this complex period.
Here, fashion designer Sinead O’Dwyer & choreographer Grace Nicol are collaborating with dance artists Alethia Antonia, Dorna Ashory, Iro Costello, Florence Pearl and Natifah White to tackle themes of bodily autonomy in the context of dance, fashion & public spaces (such as galleries and museums). The project, Slip Mould Slippery, explores practices for working together ‘in the studio’ and what it now is, to make performance for public venues. Through the R&D, the artists will be questioning the autonomy of the performer, the power dynamics of inviting people to be seen and where power and responsibility lie within these exchanges through themes of the abject and New Materialism.
This project has been made possible with support from Arts Council National Lottery Grants, Dance Research Studio, Centre 151, Dance4 and Ugly Duck.
Pastoral Support Mentor: Temitope Ajose Cutting
Project Mentor: Jacky Lansley
Producer: Treacle Holasz