Touring early 2019, Rockbottom is a powerful, topical new dance theatre solo from Stuart Waters, a successful performer for 20 years making his debut as an independent artist.
Combining bold story-telling with highly physical choreography, Rockbottom is a moving and incredibly honest self-portrait of personal struggle with depression and addiction. Although Stuart’s subject matter is semi-autobiographical and fundamentally dark, his treatment is relatable. The themes are leavened with humour and warmth, skyrocketing between existential angst and irony, and give prominence to the roles of resilience and support networks within recovery.
Currently touring in 2019
Through movement and text, BeautifuL explores love and sexuality from the female point of view; what is fantasised about, desired and permissible within the complex web of social structures, expectations and cultural history.
These extraordinary female dancers lead us through their own experiences of sexuality and love, contrasting an exploration of the history of women’s sexuality with a time of gender fluidity and polyamory, as we move away from the idea of a fixed identity or stereotype. Taking the autobiography of each woman and embedding it into the global – ‘BEAUTiFUL’ celebrates the solidarity of women, by taking femininity to a more deeply truthful place – past the gloss of media spin and pressure to conform. Essentially, ‘BEAUTiFUL’ is a doorway into a dialogue about how women and men are experiencing relationships, sexuality and the body right now. At the heart of it lies a question: how do we love and how has it changed?
Currently touring in 2019
Two new dates just released in 2019. Border Tales will play The Lowry in Manchester for a Brexit day special on 29th March and then Palestine on 7th April as part of Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival. This is second time one of my scores has gone to Palestine, LOL Lots of Love having previously shown there.
"Poetic music by Andy Pink is passionately performed by Anthar Kharana conjures up the conditions created by globalisation: displacement, longing, loneliness and feelings of alienation by host cultures."
"The work's fragile undercurrent of optimism is most powerfully evoked when Silvestrini's choreography and Andy Pink's score weave a mysterious, thrilling community out of the dancers' individual voices and styles." Judith Mackrell The Guardian
Film for Ace Anglia
Andy Pink and multidisciplinary designer Ingrid Hu have jointly won The Cape Farewell Foundation competition for the public art installation at the Tidal Lagoon project in Swansea Bay. Their time based sculpture will feed off the clean energy generated from the tidal lagoon to create a living mist sculpture and sound installation. More information at the Cape Farewell site.
This piece will show in Europe in 2018
Lol (Lots of Love)
“Andy Pink's score I loved. Seamless, dancey, clever, inventive and upbeat.
Arts Council England
"During the whole of the opening section, Andy Pink's score fills the stage with waves of clashing, grinding noise. The sound is a deliberate assault on the dancers, who appear to be flung around by its force - catapulted into flailing, staggered lines, or dashed, twisting, to the floor. For the audience, seated on all four sides of the stage, the combination of driven energy and savage pattern making is overwhelming; it comes as a relief when Pink's music .. begins to calm the frenzy." Judith Mackrell The Guardian
2018 'BeautifuK' Sweetshop Revolution
2017 'Rockbottom' Stuart Waters
2015 'Border Tales' Protein Dance
2015 Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project
2014 'Touch Diaries' Lisa May Thomas
2014 'Aqueous Acquiesce' Tony Abeyta, Ai Weiwei
2014 'L'Hermittes' Coda Dance
2013 'Project Runway' Patricia Michaels
2012 'You May' Zoi Dimitrou
2012 'Grassblades' Lisa May Thomas
2012 'Crossroads' Protein Dance'
2011 'LOL (Lot's of Love)' for Protein Dance
2011 'Journeys of Love and More Love' Moti Roti
2010 'Ringside' Mem Morrison
2008 'Leftovers' Mem Morrison
2006 Mazda launch MX5
2005 'Undo' Mem Morrison
2005 'Deep End' Geraldine Pilgrim
2004 'Chandra Luna' Laurent Cavanna
2003 'Bird Song' for Siobhan Davies Dance.