Chloe Chignell (AU), Stefaan Govaart (NL) and Alice Heyward (AU)

Chloe Chignell is a dancer and choreographer working across text and choreography. She is co-founder of rile*, a bookshop and project space for practices moving between publication and performance. As a dancer Chloe has worked with Ingrid Berger Myhre, Adriano W. Jensen, James Batchelor, Anna Gaiotti, Phoebe Berglund, Gry Tingskog, Marten Spangberg and Atlanta Eke. She graduated from the PARTS research cycle (Brussels, 2018) and studied a writing and residency program at DOCH (Stockholm, 2017). She was a DanceWEB recipient for ImpulzTanz in 2015. She is editor of This Container Magazine and initiator of PO$$E a dance and reading group. 

Alice Heyward is an Australian dancer, choreographer and teacher living in Berlin. Her choreographic work is presented internationally in gallery, theatre, digital and public spaces such as Hua International (Berlin), MPavillion, Seventh, Home Cooking, Movement Research at the Judson Church (NYC), Gertrude Contemporary, PSAS, Bus Projects, Next Wave Festival, Performing Arts Festival (Berlin), Uferstudios (Berlin), Sophiensaele for Tanztage festival (Berlin), Keir Choreographic Award (Dancehouse) and Murray White Room. As a dancer, she works for Maria Hassabi, Xavier Le Roy, Chloe Chignell, Luisa Sareiva, Alexandra Piric and Hana Erdman among others. She teaches Klein TechniqueTM at the VCA and Lucy Guerin Inc.

Stefan Govaart works across dance, poetry and theory. A graduate from P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, he has worked with Eszter Salamon, Mathias Ringgenberg, Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Liza Baliasnaja and others, both as a dancer and dramaturg. He holds an MA in Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam. With Bojana Cvejić, Eleanor Ivory Weber, Nikhil Vettukattil and Jan Ritsema, he co-organizes SpringMeeting, an annual nine-day event on the stakes of art today, held at Performing Arts Forum in France. 

Chloe Chignell (AU), Stefaan Govaart (NL) and Alice Heyward (AU) - PUBLIC RELATIONS

What kind of words do we have to describe our relationships? And what do those words do for us? Chloe, Stefaan and Alice have been thinking about how naming is used to build identity. That language becomes something that can buttress who you are, that makes it clear, or legible. And then thinking how could they use language, by way of practices of description, to rather try dis-identification. To think about how it can undo and thus destabilize a certain reading of bodies, their gestures, and relations. In order to experiment with what this or that relationship might mean, and thus could be. Starting from geometries of relation, literally the shapes we take, in love, care, touch, and dependency, and open the erotics through language. During their residency at BUDA, they will begin the research phase of this choreographic performance.

website: www.chloechignell.com

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