The live event is presented by Simone Damberg Würtz – Rambert dancer, choreographer and founder of The Playground – and involves artists and performers from all backgrounds who come together to use dance to explore, create and play. Yesterday’s event involved four projects which after about an hour’s rehearsal shared the results of their exploration.
The Park / Francis collaboration involved texts gathered in Bongsu Park’s Internal Library project, in which members of the public were invited anonymously to submit their secrets or private memories and which culminated in a performance of words and actions at the Print Room in Notting Hill.
As part of the Playground event, Liam Francis selected three of the secrets to accompany the performance by half a dozen dancers and a reader. Drawing on the idea of “secrets”, the dancers wore blindfolds made by the artist.
The whole evening is worth watching, but if you only have time for the Park / Francis collaboration, on the BBC live stream they are featured at around 6’25” (the initial introduction of their project), 1:19’20” and 2:05’50” (work in progress) and 2:38’50” (the final “sharing”). On the Rambert live stream (embedded above, which covers the whole day) the timings are around 8:29’20”, 9:33’15”, 10:28’20” and 11:01’45”.
(photo credits to the livestream cameraman)