Summer University Reboot

Chloe Chignell

Poems and Other Emergencies

24 August

Mouth agape. Tongue fingering the air. Like that. I waited. A body. In detail. Delay.

Poems and Other Emergencies sits at the intersection of poetry and choreography. The performance questions if it is through language that we find ourselves a body, or through the body that we find language? Embodied voices and voiced bodies weave and echo throughout the space. Where does the word end and her body begin?

Performance and choreography: Chloe Chignell
Conversation partner: Adriano Wilfert Jensen
Thanks: Sven Dehens, Bojana Cvejic, Stefan Govaart, Deborah Birch, Lilia Mestre, a.pass
Supported by: BUDA Kortrijk, VGC, Workspacebrussels, La Balsamine, Lucy Guerin Inc, Dancehouse Melbourne, Batard Festival Brussels and Flanders State of the Art
Premiere: 27.01.2020
Duration: 55´
Language: English

The Agent
2hr writing workshop

The agent is a writing workshop, focusing on a series of scores that I've been developing through a choreographic project called Public Relations (developed with Stefa Govaart and Alice Heyward). The writing scores propose different entrances to describing the body through relation. Attempting to develop a language through touch and sensation.