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Interruptions: Rachel Krische

Performance One


Part of an ongoing curatorial project exploring the translation of performance to documentation to re-enactment, Performance One sees dance artist Rachel Krische performing an entirely improvised work. Drawing on her research considering the notion of a dancer’s body as a living archive, Krische explores how it is possible to make this visible and available to an audience through movement.
Performance One is part of Recount Into Being curated by Elysia Lukoszevieze.

About the Artist

With a career spanning 30 years Rachel Krische has collaborated and performed extensively with over 30 different artists/companies and has also made work and taught in a wide range of diverse, creative contexts both nationally and internationally. In 2002 she won the Jerwood Choreography Award with Ben Wright. Rachel joined Leeds Beckett University in 2010, designing and launching the Dance undergraduate programme. She was awarded a PhD in 2018.  As a researcher her interests encompass embodied cognition, embodied knowledge and class in relation to movement practices. This is alongside her work with Artist/Scholars Sally Doughty and Lisa Kendal on Body of Knowledge, a project that examines how the dancer’s body can be considered as a living archive. As part of this research the three artists performed Please Do Touch, co-produced by Dance4 and also contributed a chapter within Art and Dance in Dialogue, Body Space Object, recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. Alongside her pedagogic/academic practice, Rachel maintains her profile as a performer, primarily working with improvisation. She also continues to work outside the university, mentoring professional artists as well as being a member of artistic and educational advisory panels within the sector.

Part of the Interruptions programme of free events provided by the Holden Gallery.