Jack Webbs Residency with Dance4
Jack's recent residency at Dance 4 was a period of research in which time was given to the further exploration of Jack's choreographic research from the past two years and also to dedicate time for the generation of ideas for new work which will premier in Spring 2013. His work is strongly routed in dance, improvisation and crosses over in to performance art. It often explores transformation of the body, altered states of consciousness, mental transportation, heightened emotional states, impulses and distortion of the body, objects, costume and surrounding. He has developed an idiosyncratic and extraordinary movement language and an extraordinary solo persona that is both startling and yet life affirming. Overall, Jack's worked is concerned with finding as many ways as possible to transform what we know as the human body and human consciousness in to something new, something other, something greater and something beyond what we know. During the residency Jack was joined by dancer Jessica Todd. Together they worked to develop ideas of physical transformation in the context of a potential duet. The use of children's toy animals were used as structural references for movement after the accidental finding of the toys in Jack's accommodation. Their silence but incredibly physical stances proved to be a big inspiration in the search for transformation and otherness. These animals are the beginning references and catalysts for a duet that will premier in March 2012. See www.jackwebbperformance.com for performance details.