Following the success of the work they did together at Temple Newsam in 2020; Gerry will be working with Catherine Bertola again this autumn to explore the human relationship in spaces we inhabit, to create choreography for film. They will be joined by dancer Mati Torres Laborde, and film maker Andy wood.
Re-mapping the Margins of Institutions and Geographies Conference. In collaboration with Sabrina Rahman Exeter and Christina Zutterland Sweden. Gerry will be leading a workshop for participants as part of a 3 day conference about re-mapping design history. She will offer an embodied practice to the participants focusing on the physical body in physical space, and to the reflect on their relationship to objects and location. September 2021
As part of the 500 year anniversary at Temple Newsam House, Gerry collaborated with Artist Catherine Bertola. She created a film with three dancers in the underground passageways and hidden stairwells of the house to reflect how the servants would navigate unseen below the building. The film will be shown in Catherine's exhibition which is now open to the public at the house from Sept 2020 to Nov 2021.
Booking essential: https://www.leedstownhall.co.uk/whats-on/family/temple-newsam-house/6343
You can see the film now on the video page of this site
Photo credit Catherine Bertola, Sad Bones (Brook Street), 2017, burnt book page, 330x 360mm unframed
Gerry and Catherine are planning another collaboration for later this year.
Gerry will be opening up some workshops later this year when we are able to dance in gallery spaces again. Meanwhile watch this space for information about outdoor workshops in the summer.
A series of workshops exploring the relationship of body to our environment.
Gerry has been developing this work for the past two years. The most recent workshops were in York and in Chateau Deux in Switzerland. This work is on-going research. If you would like to explore these ideas or book this workshop, please contact Gerry