25 May 2020
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre has launched an open call for dance performances inspired by artworks from the Gallery’s collection.
The opportunity is open to anyone who loves to dance or feels inspired to create and share a performance in response to visual art.
Entrants are invited to submit a dance video online, in response to one, or more of the following artworks:
Digital Marae: Hinepukohurangi
Trilogy (A Flip and Two Twisters)
Technix Group LTD, Len Lye, Len Lye Foundation, John Matthews, Leith Robertson.
Submitted videos will then be shared on the Govett-Brewster’s Instagram channel and website over the coming weeks.
Everyone, of all ages, and dancing abilities, is encouraged to get involved in this online project, with those taking part, free to choose the style of dance or movement for their recorded performance and which of the selected artwork(s) to respond to.
To take part, all entrants need to do is submit a dance video (up to three minutes long) online by 11 June 2020.
Entrants are also advised to familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions and submission guidelines. For further details, head to The Art of Dance page.
Our first submission is from Sarsha Hope
Inspired by Len Lye's Trilogy (A Flip and Two Twisters) 1977.
Sarsha is an experienced facilitator & teacher of movement therapies. ⠀
She has explored embodied movement & dance for over 30 years and has been actively teaching for 18. Her teachings fluidly blend her wealth of experience from embodied flow, open floor, 5 rhythms, yoga, tantra & theta healing to create a truly unique offering. ⠀
Sarsha is wildly passionate about guiding the opportunity for students to dive deep into the souls’ inner waters to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their interconnectivity to the whole. Sarsha whole heartedly believes that it is from this place that true change can happen, in our own lives and on the planet. ⠀
You can follow Sarsha on her Instagram: @sarshahopeyoga⠀