SATELLISER: A DANCE FOR THE GALLERY Janine Harrington & co-workers

Shivaangee Agrawal

Shivaangee is a Bharatanatyam dancer primarily interested in making experimental work. After graduating from Trinity Laban in 2018 where she was awarded The Choreological Prize, she went on to work with Rosie Kay Dance Company, Sonia Sabri Company, Seeta Patel, Shane Shambhu and Sadhana Dance, and continues to train at The Bhavan, London.

She’s been awarded choreographic support from Akademi’s Choreographic Commissions and ACE’s Developing Your Creative Practice and her newest work “North” premiered at Bloomsbury Festival 2019 and opening night of Resolution Festival 2020. Last year, Shivaangee led the creation of ReRooted Dance Collective, who are developing a methodology for classical Indian dancers to work collaboratively and experimentally in the studio.

Temitope Ajose-Cutting

Bonnie Bird Choreography Award winner (2005) Temitope Ajose Cutting has created and staged works for venues such as Royal Opera House and ROH2. She has been commissioned by The Place Prize Bloomberg, and exciting dance producer Eckhard Thiemann at Woking Dance. Her works have been performed at DanceXchange, RichMix, Dancebase in Edinburgh, Swindon Dance and the Soho Joyce (New York).

In addition to this she has been part of the performance team restaging Joan Jonas retrospective at the Tate Modern, working with choreographer and curator Nefeli Skarmea for artist Megan Rooney at the Serpentine Pavilion and now working closely with Megan Rooney for her solo show at Kunsthalle and most recently the Lyon Bianale. Temitope continues to make her own work producing a show at The Southbank ‘My name is my own’ with director Jo Tyabji working and writer Jay Bernard on the politics of public speaking with an extraordinary cast.

Photo Mike Harwood

Karen Callaghan

Karen Callaghan began her contemporary dance career in Ireland in the 1970’s.  She went on to work in New York in the 1980’s performing with Jane Comfort, Ellen Cornfield and Wendy Perron amongst others. She trained as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist in London and worked in that capacity for over 20 years, predominantly in the human rights field.  She returned to performing in 2011 and has worked with Rosana Antoli, Janine Harrington, Rosemary Lee, Isabel Lewis, Tino Sehgal, Alice Tatge, Darcy Wallace and Sam Williams amongst others.

Photo by Scott Sawyer

Iris Chan

Iris (she/her) is a London-based dancer, performer, and producer from Hong Kong. For over 10 years she has been working in the UK dance sector with a range of choreographers, artists, and organisations. Iris has performed in galleries, museums, theatres and site-specific contexts, and has worked with Jo Fong, Janine Harrington, Zadie Xa, Laura Wilson, Robert Clark, Florence Peake, Pablo Bronstein, Evangelia Kolyra, and Moi Tran amongst others. She has performed at festivals such as EAREYE in Malmö (2020), Dance International Glasgow (2019), Art Night in London (2019), Venice Biennale (2019), Prague Quadrennial (2019), SPILL festival (2018), Block Universe (2018), and Do Disturb at Palais de Tokyo (2018).

Photo Camilla Greenwell

Katye Coe 

Katye Coe is a dancer based in the UK. Her work as a performer spans over 20 years of international performance practice and as a dancer she collaborates currently with Joe Moran, Florence Peake, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, Keira Greene, Charlie Morrissey, Stefan Jevanovic.  Between 2008 and 2016 Katye was the founder director of Summer Dancing and Decoda. She was course director for Dance at Coventry University between 2010 and 2016.

Amrita Hepi

Amrita Hepi (b.1989, Townsville of Bundjulung/Ngapuhi territories) is an artist working with dance and choreography through video, the social function of performance spaces, installation and objects. Utilising hybridity and the extension of choreographic or performative practices, Hepi creates work that considers the body’s relationship to personal histories and the archive.

Her practice engages in a wide range of themes including the ourbouros, the “itness” of a thing, violence, magpies, magic, touch, doom, spectacle, the idea of “make-believe” and the uncanny. In 2020 she has joined Rising's (formerly Melbourne Festival) Council of good ideas as an artistic advisor, is a Gertrude Contemporary artist in residence and is currently working with Kaldor projects/Serpentine UK as a participating DOit artist. Amrita trained at NAISDA and Alvin Ailey NYC.

Rosemary Lee

Known for working in a variety of contexts and media, Rosemary creates large-scale site-specific works with cross-generational casts, solos for herself and other performers, video installations and short films. Her work is characterised by an interest in creating a moving portraiture of the performing individuals and communities she brings together, whilst also exploring and highlighting our relationship with our environment.

Her most recent work includes - Passage for Par 2018 (commissioned by CAST for Groundwork 2018, Cornwall) a durational work for 30 women slowly crossing tidal sands and Threaded Fine 2020 (Zfin Malta, Valletta Malta) a 5 hour durational work involving 24 soloists of all ages. Rosemary’s work is produced by Artsadmin. She is currently Senior Research Fellow at C-DaRE Coventry University, a Work Place affiliate artist, and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Roehampton University, an Honorary Fellowship from Trinity Laban.

Elena Rose Light

Elena Rose Light (she/they) is a choreographer and performer originally from Southern California (Micqanaqa’n). Their work is rooted in the potential for somatic empathy to reorganize systems of thought and governance, and has been presented by Abrons Arts Center, Gibney, Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Current Sessions, and Movement Research at Judson Church, among other venues. Elena has also performed in the work of Ursula Eagly, Bouchra Ouizguen, Tino Sehgal, Asad Raza, and others. They studied art history and French literature at Yale University, where they first became enamored with experimental performance.

Amaara Raheem

Amaara Raheem (Aus) is a Sri Lankan born Australian grown dance-artist who lived fifteen years in London. She's now based part-time in Melbourne and regional Victoria (Black Range) engaged in co-making a residential hub for reparative and speculative practices investigating the blur between life, art, and climate. Currently completing a practice-led PhD at School of Architecture & Urban Design, RMIT University, Amaara crosses borders: cultural, spatial, disciplinary, geographic, linguistic, cosmic.

Arabella Stranger

Arabella Stanger is a researcher and teacher who works at the University of Sussex, UK. She is interested in the political character(s) of choreography and in exploring performance in both artistic and activist settings. Her research includes projects on dance, imperialism and racism, cultures of disco, and rebellious bodies at sea.

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Louise Tanoto

Louise is a dance-artist based between the UK and Belgium. She studied for both her Masters and undergraduate degrees at Laban, specialising in choreology and Labanotation. Louise has worked both in the UK and abroad, gaining experience in the different modalities of making across Europe. Her performance credits within the UK include; Oona Doherty, Janine Harrington, Gecko, Hetain Patel, Requardt & Rosenberg, Tilted Productions, Punchdrunk, Lost Dog and Charlotte Spencer. In Europe she has performed for Kabinet K, Daniel Linehan, Thierry de Mey, Damien Jalet, Eszter Salamon, T.R.A.S.H (Netherlands) and was a member of Fabulous Beast (Teac Damsa).

Else Tunemyr 

Else Tunemyr (b. 1984 Sweden) lives in Malmö, Sweden. She works in different and changing collaborations and directions, dividing her time between dancing, performing, choreographing, doing dramaturgical work and teaching. Her practice has evolved around the topics of physical tiredness and presences of passivity, which also included reflections about the process of rehearsing and exhaustion in general.  She studied for a BA in Dance Theatre at Laban, London, and a MA in Choreography and Performance at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Giessen. Else aims for an interplay between speculative and embodied knowledge, most recently exploring the transgressive potential of touching practices. Questions that persist in her work are “is there a specificity to dance that can resist the logic of progress? And how would a choreographic process support this? 

Else was an emerging Dance Artist in Residency at the Southbank Centre London, where she developed work shown at the Southbank Centre, Chisenhale Dance Space and Sadler’s Well’s Theatre. Parallell to her own choreographic work Else works as a dramaturg and performer and have been performing and collaborating with, Anta Helena Recke, Andrew Hardwidge, Benjamin van Bebber, Carolina Mendonça, Catalina Insignares, Les Trucs, Lygia Clark, Mårten Spångberg, Jamila Johnson-Small, Janine Harrington, Mike Kelley, Simone Forti, Tino Sehgal, Xavier Le Roy and others.

Jay Yule 

Jay works as a dance performer, choreographer and producer. Her work with dance artists Jo Fong, Theo Clinkard and Luca Silvestrini has fed into her creative practice, as well as her experience in puppetry, opera and immersive theatre. Jay is a member of the Yonis, a girl band crossing art forms, encouraging fellow women to take space and make noise. The content of her work is influenced by feminist philosophies, is of an existential nature and attempts to re-adress the audience and performer relationship. Jay tries to foster an inclusivity into the way she creates, making art which can be viewed by anyone with the hope of imparting a sense of activism from watching or taking part.

ALSO DEVELOPED IN LONDON & BRUSSELS WITH: Vanessa Abreu, Charlie Ashwell, Mirte Boegart, Elodie Escarmelle, Alexandrina Hemsley, Lena Kimming, Liz Kinoshita, Ines López Carrasco, Alice MacKenzie, Erik Nevin, Grace Nicol, Katja Nyqvist, Stella Papi, Lizzie Sells, Shannon Stewart, Elisa Vassena, Ana Cristina Velasquez, Karin Verbruggen & Katie Vickers


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