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Performing Idea

4 October 2010

A matter of deviation

Author: Jonathan Burrows

Jonathan Burrows' last letter, read out at the start of the Performing Idea public programme (Oct 2010), considers issues of the new and its potential functions in art making processes. read more »

29 June 2010

Knots

Following a recent workshop in Bremen, Jonathan Burrows and Adrian Heathfield compiled a series of 'knots' around ideas of composition, repetition and the problematics of expression read more »

7 June 2010

The life of things

Author: Adrian Heathfield

Adrian Heathfield tracks a recent history of performances and artists working with objects and their 'life', drawing together multiple threads from his and Jonathan Burrows' correspondence so far. read more »

8 February 2010

The orthodoxy of subversion

Author: Jonathan Burrows

Jonathan Burrows' second letter to Adrian Heathfield considers how subversive gestures can become the norm read more »

17 November 2009

Freedom and constraint

Author: Adrian Heathfield

Adrian Heathfield replies to Jonathan Burrows, tracing multiple relations between poetry and dance, the timeless and the timely, Paul Celan and Boris Charmatz. read more »

30 October 2009

The writing of words and the writing of dance

Author: Jonathan Burrows

Jonathan Burrows begins the dialogue with Adrian Heathfield, considering slowness and spontaneity, and 'being in the moment' as yet another construction. read more »

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