Drawing the Language of Dance
This project is a series of process based artworks exploring imagined lines made by the trajectory of the feet when dancing tango.
The feet maintain a connection with the floor whilst changing weight and it is this 'groundedness' of the free leg that connects with the music and gives the dance its own character and a patina of imagined patterns on the floor. Using a prepared surface, the resulting marks made are unique every time.
As an adjunct to this, an experimental painting video loop (Drawing Piece) used the same tango music
'Drawing the Language of Dance' is an ongoing project and includes a series of light paintings (large photographic prints, archival ink on paper), performance drawings and videos (see all videos on www.youtube.com/jalexrae
Performance at the 'DRAW to PERFORM' International Symposium for Performance Drawing, March 2017, Brighton, U.K. and workshop entitled "Tango and the Art of Connection"
thanks to Ram Samocha ( Symposium coordinator) and to Nigel Davies (co dancer)
Watch the composite video of the PERFORMANCES at Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, UK:
https://youtu.be/Rd4-aD1cOKs FABRICA GALLERY video
https://youtu.be/GLp1_ZZUDl8 ONE TANDA