Falling with Uta
Saturday October 12th 7:30pm at Atelier
Come and fall with Uta
Performers: Maria Stadnick, Brenda Waite, Alex Howard, Sally E Dean, Mike Adcock, Uta Baldauf
As part of the Berlin Zeitgeist program, artist Uta Baldauf is putting on a performance event.
Uta will be responding to the theme FALLING with a poetic performance art piece and she is hosting the evening. Uta has invited writer and poet Maria Stadnicka, performer Brend Waite and musician Mike Adcock to respond to the theme of falling in they own creative practice.
Come and be part of an eclectic and intriguing evening. You never know what you might fall into. Tickets are limited. There will be a bar and time to chat and hang out after.
Uta Baldauf is an East German born British based artist. Uta has explored most art forms but painting she can not. Uta is part of curating the Berlin Zeitgeist program in Stroud.
Uta is the lead singer of the Stroud based Band Square Bomb and performer in the new music collaboration Woolheads with Sean Roe. Uta has a degree in Devised Theatre and Visual Arts from Dartington College of Arts. Uta is a member of Cheltenham Improvisation Orchestra, the theatre company Hand in Glove and the Stroud Women’s Film collective. Currently she has been working on the Knitting Orchestra performance which is taking part in the Wool and Water Festival in Stroud. Uta loves to explore and play and is open to collaborations. Website: www.utabaldauf.co.uk
Maria Stadnicka is a Romano-British writer, journalist and PhD researcher in Applied Social Sciences. She won twelve national Romanian prizes for poetry and completed a MA in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Gloucestershire. Her work is published by Axon, Dissident Voice, International Times, Litter, Mary Evans Picture Library, Meniscus, Molly Bloom, Ofi Press, Osiris, Shearsman, Social Alternatives, Stride, Tears in the Fence, TEXT, The Journal, The Poets’ Republic, Weinzeile.
She is the author of ‘Short Story about War’ (2014, Yew Tree Press), Imperfect (2017, Yew Tree Press), The Unmoving (2018, Broken Sleep Books), SOMNIA (2019, Knives, Forks and Spoons Press), Bearings II ( 2019, The Poets’ Republic Press). Further information about her work and collaborations at www.mariastadnicka.com.
Mike Adcock has been a professional musician for over thirty years, working in a number of different genres and has released numerous recordings, both solo and in collaboration with musicians such as Lol Coxhill, Clive Bell, Sylvia Hallett and Chris Cundy. His main instruments are piano and accordion but he has also developed an interest in tuned and untuned percussion, particularly in free improvisation. Studying musical composition under the mentorship of composer Gavin Bryars some of his own compositional work has incorporated visual and performance aspects and his contribution to Falling marks a return to this.
Brenda will be joined for this performance by dance artists Alex Howard and Sally E. Dean.
Brenda is a performance practitioner, teacher and movement director with a background in physical theatre and new dance techniques. Her interest lies in the expressive potential of the body in performance and her work is grounded in practises that accentuate ‘live-ness’. Her projects often focus around fostering connection with others, our physical surroundings and themes of ecology, personal narratives and fictions. She has created and presented work in Australia and Europe for over 20 years in diverse settings from theatres to public spaces often in collaboration with artists from different creative disciplines. Improvisation and play are central to her practise both as a creative, practical research tool and as a performance mode.
Alex Howard is a dance-maker, performer and, on occasion, dance event organiser.
Closely involved with new experiments in dance since the days of the seminal dance studio X6 in London she has had the privilege of performing in -works by Mary Fulkerson, Rosemary Butcher, Sue Maclennan and Angus Balbernie among others.
Currently she runs Without Measure, a wide-ranging dance research and performance project with a focus on somatic dance and the environment which she founded in 2014.
Two of the events created and organised by her locally are The Curator’s Eggs (1997) and Room to Meander (2018).
Sally E Dean (UK/USA) has been an interdisciplinary performer, choreographer, teacher, improviser, writer and somatic practitioner for over 20 years across Europe, Asia and USA. Her teaching and performance work is inspired by somatic-based practices, her cross-cultural projects in Asia and her background in both dance and theatre – integrating site, costume and object. Sally leads the collaborative ‘Somatic Movement, Costume & Performance Project’ (2011-2019), designing Somatic Costumes that generate psychophysical awareness and performative experiences. She has been supported by the Arts Council England, British Council and is a Research Fellow at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway.