"Meniscus" - Ghost and John
1 Nov 2019 4pm / 7:30pm
London Contemporary Dance School
The Place, London
London Contemporary Dance School presents work from the Postgraduate Developing Artistic Practice (DAP) pathway.
Direction, Concept, Choreography: Ghost and John (HK)
Adele Diridollou (FR), Alina Sakko (FI), Anna Dunlop (CA), Annie Knobbs (UK), Claudia Silas (UK), Florencia Riverti (AR), Jim Scott-Berry (UK), Jocelyn Mah (CA), Keity Pook (EE), Lauren Waller (UK), Matt Bell (UK/IE), Pui Yung Shum (HK), Synne Lundesgaard (NO), Taylor Han (UK)
Production Management and Light Design: Charles Webber (UK)
Original Music and Sound Track: Meitei 冥丁 (JP)
Videography on Projection: Michael Mui Ting Fai (HK)
Title Track: Luna Is A Bep (HK), Achun (MO)
Costume: Anders Duckworth (UK/SE), Frances Morris (UK)
Illustration: Lau Kwong Shing (HK), Georgina Tsagka (GR)
Poster Photography and Design: Nhu Xuan Hua (FR)
Documentary Photography: Dominic Farlam (UK)
Documentary Videography: Eloïse Mavronicholas (UK), Jamie Buchanan (UK)
Mentoring: Eva Recacha (ES)
Technical Support: Imogen Harvey (UK), Giuliana Davolio (IT)
Zine: ZINE COOP (HK)
Production: The Place (UK), London Contemporary Dance School (UK)
Interim Director: Clare Connor
Director of Postgraduate Programmes: Mary Evelyn
Director of Undergraduate Programmes: Martin Hargreaves
Head of Choreography: Sue MacLennan
Additional Postgraduate Choreography Support: Hilary Stainsby
Rehearsal Space: Anna Helsby, Rebecca Staple
Production Assistants: John Hardy, Yael Matt
Ghost and John has never been just Ghost and John.
We are honoured and privileged to have gathered an international team of twenty-six artists from different art forms, who are extremely talented in their own fields and committed. Without their creative input, we would have never been possible to carry out this very ambitious project. There is no way for us to express our gratitude towards every single one of them.
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Thank you so much to London Contemporary Dance School and The Place for their never-ending support.
Ghost and John (HK)
Direction, Concept and Choreography
Hongkongese contemporary art duo from computer science and biology research background. They investigate the reception of art and the involvement of digital interactivity as a discourse into discussing the social and political implication in art.
Adèle Diridollou (FR)
Adèle Diridollou is a French contemporary dancer in training, currently studying at London Contemporary Dance School intermittently returning to her home in France to carry out various artistic projects.
Alina Sakko (FI)
Alina Sakko is a former ballet dancer from Finland, who fell in love with endless possibilities of contemporary dance. Before moving to London to pursue career in this new field, she worked with Finnish National Ballet, Vanemuine Ballet and Ballet Finland.
Anna Dunlop (CA)
Anna Dunlop is a Canadian born dancer and dancer maker with an international background and an interest in inbetween spaces, empathy, and horror.
Claudia Silas (UK)
Claudia Silas is a London based movement artist currently finishing her masters in contemporary dance. Claudia also trained as a yoga teacher in India, practises soft tissue massage therapy and is expecting a baby in January 2020!
Florencia Riverti (AR)
Florencia Riverti is a contemporary artist originally from Argentina, who has studied dance performance in Barcelona and currently in London.
Jocelyn Mah (CA)
Hailing from Alberta, Canada, Jocelyn Mah is an emerging dancer and choreographer and alumna of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre (Toronto, CAN) and EDge Dance Company (London, UK).
Keity Pook (EE)
Keity Pook is a choreographer and performer from Estonia, she likes reflecting materials, loud places, concrete buildings and empty landscapes, she recently received MA degree in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School.
Shum Pui Yung (HK)
Pui Yung Shum is a contemporary performer/ choreographer from Hong Kong, who loves blue sky and daydreaming with her legs beside her head. From the International Ballet Genee competition, to commercial jazz and urban contemporary dance performing, choreographing and teaching and now here in London - a mixture of everything!
Michael Mui Ting Fai (HK)
Mui Ting Fai Michael is a Hongkongese cinematographer and independent filmmaker. Aiming at promoting HK culture, he made a number of short films regarding HK social issues, including award-winning 'BoxMan' and ' Suffocation'. He has recently received an honorary mention from Sun Dance Film Fest 2019.
Achun is a musician, multi-instrumentalist and live performer from Macao. His original material is stunning pure synth sounds into bright and colourful electronica patterns representing a connection between Eastern and Western melodies.
Anders Duckworth (UK)
Anders Duckworth is a multidisciplinary artist working poetically with dance, costume, photography, film and ceramics. Their experience as a non binary person is a strong political influence in their work. Anders completed their MA at LCDS in 2019.
Lau Kwong Shing (HK)
Lau Kwong Shing is a Hongkongese illustrator, who devotes himself to animation creation and comics. He often draws with pencil in order to emphasize the atmosphere of his works, and explores the possibility of using comics as a medium of expression, as well as tries to deconstruct and reconstruct "comics" itself.
Georgina Tsagka (GK)
Georgina is an artist and museum professional from Athens, Greece. Her practice is founded on storytelling, text-based imagery and objects. Her style derives from Greek folk art, Japanese illustration and traditional tattoo aesthetics. Throughout her practice, she investigates identity, intersubjectivity, time and the everyday experience through a surreal, poetic lens, by assembling and re-articulating fragments she collects from urban environments.
Nhu Xuan Hua (FR)
Poster Photography and Design
Nhu Xuan Hua is a visual artist, image maker and a story teller based in London.
Dominic Farlam (UK)
Dominic Farlam is a London based , MA photographer, with a strong interest in exploring dance and performance.
Eloïse Mavronicholas (UK)
Eloïse Mavronicholas is a multidisciplinary artist based in London UK, with experience in performance, choreography, photography and film. Her work explores physical and filmic elements hand in hand, creating a hybrid product which facilitates the interweaving of art forms.
Jamie Buchanan (UK)
Jamie has been establishing his place in the videography industry. Specialising in filming and editing dance, art and movement based content, Jamie has covered large events, produced trailers for dance artists, delivered filmmaking and storytelling workshops and been brought on as director of photography for MA Screendance and ACE and BBC funded projects.
ZINE COOP (HK)
Zine Coop is an indie publishing artist collective that promotes zine culture in Hong Kong. It provides support for zine-making and distribution, connecting artists with book fairs while serving as a bridge between distributors and potential readers.
21 Nov Ghost and John for Vaughan Music EP Launch Event
@ Stour Space, Hackney Wick
22 Nov Ghost and John "Thousand Papers"
@ Goldsmiths, University of London
As part of Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times,
a touring exhibition
29 Nov Ghost and John “Meniscus” Excerpt
@ Rambert, Southbank
30 Nov Greta Gauhe and Alka Nauman Double Bill
@ Chisenhale Dance Space
6 Dec Ghost and John "Thousand Papers"
@ Octagon, Queen’s Building, Queen Mary University of London
As part of Media and Hong Kong Protest
12,13 Dec Shum’s Solo Performance @ The Place, Euston
10 Jan Ghost and John
"Skirmishes" for Resolution @ The Place, Euston
15 Jan Lauren Waller and Veronika Coufalova
"Wildflower" for Resolution @ The Place, Euston
1 Feb Taylor Han and Alex Paton
"With Catastrophic Consequences"
for Resolution @ The Place, Euston
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