Dancing on my own
DANCING ON MY OWN
2016 - ONGOING
Performance and videoinstallation
Dancing on my own is a one-to-one ritual in which people are invited to dance to their favorite song in front of the camera, followed by an audio interview where they get to reflect, comment, describe and relate to themselves as both witness and dancer of their own dance.
Dancing on my own results in a film of individual portraits, in which the music is completely removed in order to give space for the music that is the dancer's own thoughts, feelings and ideas triggered by the dancing body.
Dancing on my own explores what makes us move, in the most literal sense. It’s a work that celebrates the simplicity and complexity of dancing through dancing.
The film portrays both collective and individual motives for dancing, where the dancing also becomes a dialogue of relations; between the dance and the dancer, the dancer and the witness, the music and the body, and a whole multitude of other layers.
Dancing on my own was first made in 2016 commissioned by Yorkshire Dance as part of Juncture Festival curated by Gillie Kleiman. The film premiered at The Tetley Centre for Contemporary Art in Leeds and has since been touring to different locations in Sweden and the UK.
Dancers: Ebere Igborgbor, Ewa Brejmak, Adris Asghar, Lydia Cottrell, Charlotte Relf, Wendy Hodge, David Jones, Carol & Alan Walker, Anthony Haddon, Adrian Nicolae, Paul Lidgard, Ines Soria-Turner, Fabiana Kvam, Emily Muirhead, Kath Morgan-Thompson, Amanda Drago, Sarah Clarke, Sara Allkins & Ella Mesma
During autumn 2019 DOMO is toured to Skissernas Museum as part of MONO Festival of one-to-one performance in Lund, working with local participants from Lund.
Dancers: Kim Eun Jeong, Heo Seou hye, Oskar Sällström, Hyansil Kim, Eunji Shin, Bom Rhee.
DOMO returned to Leeds in October 2019 as part of AGELESS Festival.
Dancers: Orly Sela, Callum Holt, Stella Eldon, Namron OBE, Emma Abbey, Linda Loganathan, Kate Ormond, Cecilia Macfarlane
DOMO is Supported by Konstnärsnämnden, Kulturrådet, Yorkshire Dance and Mono Festival.