INVISIBLE DANCES - Art in & around Lockdown
An original idea by Elisabeth Schilling
'While you were asleep, while you were elsewhere, the dancers appeared'
Invisible Dances has taken place in many cities around the world between September '20 and December '21, and is organized and performed in collaboration with local artists. On the night of the 16th to 17th December, Back2basix traced our invisible dances in London, featuring costumes by costume design artist Yuliya Krylova.
In times of partially closed borders and a retreat into the digital world, we create new international connections through visible-invisible art.
THE LOCKDOWN SERIES
MOVEMENT DIARIES: the LOCKDOWN SERIES
Chapters I & II
And If It Is On You, Will You Still Dance?
A series of pieces devised, rehearsed and filmed at home, during lockdown. Using only the space and equipment available, we explore movement, and dance to what our experience is during this time.
From apathy to freedom, passing through multiple adjustments and discoveries, these pieces offer a window into a process of fighting to stay curious and restless enough to look for the options available, when you find yourself caught for too long in a space that doesn’t always inspire.
'Forget what is'... to find what can be.
"in a loop
time was caught as it happened
to linger on"
"while it hides, it translates on your motions,
as you walk, as you stop,
while you dream,
when you talk,
i would hear it,
i would shut it,
but it won’t
'Take a wild card and make it your own, dance away your insanity... 'cause we all have a piece of it inside'
"A captivating video performance by twins Leah and Marta Valverde [...] The movement is effortless, and yet emotive. The narrative is simple, and yet gripping. A great piece by two choreographers with a bright future in dance and the performance arts world."
- Kymberlee Jay - high performance coach, ex professional dancer and Nike athlete on 'Dreamer's Games'
MOVEMENT DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY
Love, Lust, Misery
VISUAL ALBUM by JIMMY BRIXTON
Music artist and entrepreneur Jimmy Brixton presents his provocative Visual album 'Love, Lust, Misery', highlighting gay relationships in music videos, with original stories and a focus on style, movement and edgy aesthetics.
Choreography & Movement Direction by Back2Basix.
THE SPARK DECK by Ewa Limanowka
A collaboration with Movement Director Ewa Limanowka to create digital cards of movement that respond to different provocations, pose questions and incite the viewers and the artists to reflect on themselves, their practice, their processes.
- Ewa Limanowka, Movement Director
@ewaemini | www.ewamovement.com
LOOP the LOOP CAMPAIGN by Instigate Unknown
Loop The Loop by Instigate Unknown took place from January - March 2021.
A series of short looped videos to reflect the monotony of being a creative in lockdown to give a platform to affordable and accessible forms of therapy. Back2basix founders, also members of IU, created some of the short pieces.
Watch the full series by Instigate Unknown