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Thick & Tight have had the pleasure of working with fourteen fabulous students and together we've plunged into six weeks of research, experiments, reading and recording. Unable to be in the studio, we had to reassess our way of working; rather than coming in with set ideas, choreography, score etc. as we usually would, we decided to lead the students through a series of creative and research exercises so they could understand how we begin making work, before we even step into a studio.
It has been wonderful to be able to share our work in this way and to learn from this new generation of dance artists. Our work is often labelled as ‘camp’ and for a while we have wanted to understand the meaning of the word a little better. We devised a sort of ‘Course in Camp’ which has culminated in a film; an ode to all the wonderful work the students have produced and all the works we have studied.
Dance Artists: James Healy, Elyssa Sena, Milo Aylward, Verity Wright, Thea Kallhed Gadefors-Möller, Margherita Giuliodori, Angelina Gorgaeva, Tania Chua Wei Ning, Annabelle Peach, Evie Jackson, Jessica Van de Koot, Giorgina Pini, Freya Lawson and Zakarius Harry
Design by Tim Spooner
Polari Sound Recordings by Thom Shaw
Visit Thick & Tights An Effort In Camp site to find out more about the process and work
A bit about Thick and Tight:
Thick & Tight are an award-winning dance duo based in the UK who create a mix of dance, mime, theatre and drag, taking influence from a wide range of historical, political, literary and artistic subjects.
Daniel Hay-Gordon & Eleanor Perry established Thick & Tight in 2012 after training together at Rambert School. Their work is intricate, distinctive & musical, with a close relationship between movement & design. Thick & Tight promote positive queer narratives & accessibility within dance & explore dance as a political art form with the power to challenge & dispel social stigma.
Venue: at The Place