As an artist and choreographer I present work in both dance and visual arts contexts. Formally trained in visual art, my practice is rooted in social dance through Bboying (Breakdancing) and House dance. My practice incorporates contemporary choreographic and improvisational practices. I develop compositions combining video, the body and text to explore choreographic relations between gesture, context and their affects. My current work explores how We handle things; people, objects and how objects handle Us through: environments, architecture, and social structures. Can the gallery and the choreographic field provide a space to present and re-examine these relations that our bodies are in constant dialogue with?



Current Projects

Schema Chapters I-IV

How we Handle Things





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Mark Bleakley 2019.