Jacky Lansley, Choreographer and performance artist has been practicing for more than three decades; she forged her unique style from a rigorous training in both classical work with the Royal Ballet Company and in the radical, conceptual worlds of Performance Art and New Dance practice, seen in early innovative works such as Dance Object
& Dancing Ledge (at X6 Dance Space)
Mounting & Park Cafeteria (with Sally Potter & Rose English as Limited
Dance Company); I,Giselle (with Fergus
Early); A Child's Play and The
Breath of Kings.
The artist's work combines visual and theatrical disciplines and is concerned with space and the site specific; she has made works in many different kinds of indoor and outdoor environments and one of her most recent projects a View from the Shore was inspired by the Cornish coastal landscape with which she has had a long term special relationship. The artist was a founder of UK's major Independent dance studios - X6 Dance Space and Chisenhale Dance Space - and in 2002 she moved into her own studio, the Dance Research Studio, which has supported the making of more recent works including: Bird (2001); Holding Space (2004); Floor (2004); View From the Shore & Anamule Dance (2007); Standing Stones (2008); a short narrative dance film The Life Class (2008) and Guests R&D (2010) ) and Guest Suites (2012) composer Jonathan Eato - (see Choreographic Work for further details).
THE WISE BODY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXPERIENCED DANCERS
Edited by Jacky Lansley and Fergus Early
Published by Intellect Books
In The Wise Body, choreographers Lansley and Early interview twelve distinguished dancers who continue to enjoy exceptionally long performing careers. In discussing the challenges of being older dancers in a profession in which youth is idolized, the interviews invite a radical reappraisal of the development of modern and postmodern dance.
Directed by Jacky Lansley with guest tutors
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Throughout 2013-2015 an archive of Jacky Lansley's work is being developed at the Dance Research Studio. The archive will include work from Lansley's early period with Strider, Limited Dance Company and at X6 Dance Space and Chisenhale Dance Space. It will also include more recent work from 2002-2012 which spans the founding of the Dance Research Studio to the present, including her work for cathedrals and The Clore Studio/ROH2. An archive handbook will be published mapping its content including information concerning public access.
REHEARSAL OF GUEST SUITES AT YORK MINSTER
PERFORMERS: HURI MURPHY, DAVID OGLE, SANNA ERIKSSON RYG
CELLIST: AUDREY RILEY
CHOREOGRAPHER: JACKY LANSLEY (WATCHING)
PHOTOGRAPHER: ELLIE KEEBLE