Last Friday’s eight installment of Schale at Urbanguild was a splendid night of vision, sound and music. In five collaborative multi-media acts, the various dancers, artists and musicians inspired each other into exploring the boundaries of their arts before a very appreciative audience. It was a packed house and not one of the acts disappointed!
Too dark to video but certainly one of the more photogenic pieces of the night, this was the best performance I’ve seen from Bridget Scott and I’m hoping to see her collaborate with Christopher Fryman again. Keiko Koi’s beautiful handcrafted silk works gave Bridget plenty to play with. At times she shrouded herself in the material, at others the material became an extension of her body, and finally she used it as a starry bridge between the audience and the performance.
きんとと (dance) × 鼓人cOtO (sound)
The welcome return of the gold painted ladies! Rather overdressed compared to the last time I saw Kintoto but a great performance none-the-less and at least this time the photos and video are safe for work!
Another bonkers performance from the marvellous BoooBooozz girls this time with conceptual performer Atashi Yoshiko.
Nagasawa Miki’s mental lanscapes inspired an intense musical meditation from Pychedelic Desert.
Andrew Couzens (sound, image) × caitlin coker (dance) × みすず (dance) × PROBLEMATICA (sound, voice)
The final act of the evening: caitlin coker and Misuzu danced to a melange of haunting music, industrial sound and a jagged sliver of scrumpled up colours from Andy Couzens.