Take Me To Bed

My first collaboration with Jo Verrent previews at Dance Digital’s Mobilities Festival 25-27 April at the Univeristy of Bedford.

Take-me-to-bedTake Me To Bed is an installation. An invitation. To come closer, be curious, to struggle, surrender, to be with the dances of these particular bodies. A dance, disability and digital intimacy installation from Luke Pell and Jo Verrent created in collaboration with the dance artists and video artist Mark Morreau, explores the dis/comfort of audiences to othered bodies and their dances. Performed by Caroline Bowditch, Janice Parker, Luke Pell and Robert Softely Gale.

Makers, curators, critics and advocates for alterity, diversity, innovation and accessibility in the arts, Edge Closer is our first collaborative project, an enquiry into our responses to ‘othered’ bodies and their dances. Edge Closer is a series of studio based research labs, dialogues and artworks for live and digital space. The research has included a Blank Canvas residency at Firkin Crane, Cork with integrated dance company Croi Glan and the creation of Take Me to Bed at Summerhall, Edinburgh.

Shortlisted for the Jerwood Choroegraphic Research Project 2013, it is currently at second stage assessment for the NESTA Digital R&D Fund in collaboration with Imove Arts, the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University and BDH.