Louise Ahl/Ultimate DancerLouise Ahl/ Ultimate Dancer
Glasgow based choreographer and artist Louise Ahl aka Ultimate Dancer will develop a new durational dance performance with a group of Scottish, English and Australian collaborators.
This new work is a Tramway Co-Production with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and will draw on a feminist approach to alchemy and transformation to explore matter and form. A durational work of up to six hours incorporating alchemical methods of repetition, distillation and decay within the choreographic process, the work will involve dance, scented sculptures, a vocal composition, elements of visual description and an integrated touch tour.
Ultimate Dancer and collaborators will create imagery that transforms over time, working with slowly shifting bodies, sculptural material changing shapes and accumulating in the space, a drawn out vocal composition and the visual description continually changing the interpretation to evoke new imagery. This project is informed by a period of choreographic research residencies at Tasdance and Critical Path in Australia in June/July 2018 (funded by Creative Scotland and Australia Council for the Arts).
On 26th July 10am to 12.30pm Louise will hold a workshop on working with Visual Description and choreography - see info here.
This image shows us a dark and infinite space with a bunch of fleshy and melting digits reaching to polish a shiny, metallic object with perfect silver balls. There are black nails and abstract bruises hidden amongst the mutated flesh.