Alice Heyward works with dance, performance, choreography and writing. She is invested in thinking together with others through different forms, curious about the transformation of relations. Her practice develops through diverse collaborations, searching for situations and companions for working, living and friendship.
Megan Payne is a choreographer, dancer and writer, who engages in the methodologies of other choreographers and investigates their own practice in relation to this process. They like to think that dance encompasses all practices that channel or move their self towards, away and into relation with other things. They’re interested in writing that descends from the moving body into material that can determine its own direction, motivation and spontaneous, encoded essence.
'No matter what' is a dance invested in listening, sharing and empathy between bodies. It engages synchronicity and divergence, partial perspective, making and breaking cycles in motion. We have done a two week development in NYC and an in-progress performance at Movement Research at the Judson Church. This studio residency is in preparation for a performance in Bus Projects gallery, Melbourne and Good Grief Studios, Hobart in March 2020.
Thinking of our choreography as a container for offering and responding, we move together through recognisable dance vocabularies and rhythms into abstractions of material archived in our bodies.
We aim to locate the dancing within the step; the rhythm in patterns, unfixing knowledge in embodiment.
We attend to, and facilitate the ‘matter’ at play, becoming vessels for transformation. We exist in a slippery state of interdependence, in which we each are response-able for our condition and depend on each other for support.