Four minute highlight of entire project

CONCEIVED, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY Stephan Koplowitz

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Lara Lloyd

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY Hugh Nankivell

CHOREOGRAPHY BY Stephan Koplowitz

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE TASKFORCE PERFORMERS

TASKFORCE COMPANY: Philine Janssens, Rosalind Noctor,

Ezekiel Oliveira, Megan Saunders, Caitlin Smith, Kylie Sudds,

Alexandria Yalji, Kevin Williamson

COSTUME DESIGN BY Rachel Weir

VIDEOGRAPHER: Gorav Kalyan

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR: Clair Beckett

Stephan Koplowitz: TASKFORCE (UK)

Liquid Landscapes

(2009)

A SITE SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE TOUR OF WATER RELATED SITES THROUGHOUT PLYMOUTH

The inspiration for creating TaskForce was to have the means to enter into a creative dialogue with a chosen area/community. TaskForce creates site-specific performances for several sites within a short period of time that actively engage a variety of artists and organizations derived from communities where the company performs. TaskForce aims to renew people’s perspective on their environment and enter into conversations about the creative process and public life.


The theme of water as a unifying thread came about through several conversations. Water has been an all important, pivotal element in the history and development of our major cities. As a precious resource, it has become increasingly important to recognize our use of water and how it shapes our lives and communities. The work created for the sites in the UK, at Dartington and throughout the city of Plymouth, are an amalgam of both site-specific choreography, site-adaptive movement material and structured improvisations all in response to the given site. The concept of Task Force is that it responds to several sites in relatively short amount of time, concentrates on process and finds as many connections among sites as possible.

PRESS

"Water-inspired project for dancing in the streets"

-Western Morning News

"Landmark dance production"

-Plymouth Herald

DARTINGTON, THE TILTYARD Saturday 20 June, 2009:  3.30pm & 5.30pm

The Tiltyard was selected as a site not only for its connection to water (the yard was at one time a pond and is currently undergoing renovations of its irrigation system) but also to his historical connection to Rudolph Laban and his creative explorations with movement choirs.

PERFORMANCE EXCERPT

MAKING OF

GALLERY All photos by Kevin Clifford and Stephan Koplowitz

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THE GREAT BARN at BUCKLAND ABBEY Sunday 21 June, 2009:  1.30pm & 3.30pm

TaskForce collaborates with interdisciplinary artist Dan Farberoff on this site specificperformance that highlights the architecture of the Great Barn,
home of Sir Francis Drake, the first man to bring fresh water to Plymouth.

PERFORMANCE EXCERPT

MAKING OF

Photo GALLERY - The Great Barn

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CAMERA OBSCURA at Seymour House Tuesday 23 June, 2009: 1pm

Using a 360º view Camera Obscura situated in Seymour House in Devonport,TaskForce collaborates with local dance artists to create a multi-site performance event that takes place in different locations around Devonport and Plymouth but is experienced by the audience from inside the Camera.

PERFORMANCE EXCERPT

MAKING OF

Photo GALLERY- Camera Obscura 

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ARMADA WAY - Wednesday 24 June, 2009 :  1pm & 5pm

TaskForce creates a performance event that traces the water flowing down the centre of Armada Way, starting at the Copthorne Hotel and working down to the golden sundial.

PERFORMANCE EXCERPT

Photo GALLERY - Armada Way

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SMEATON'S TOWER - Thursday 25 June, 2009:  1pm, 2pm, 3pm

As the audience gathers outside, TaskForce and visual artist Ella Huhne create a performance in and around the Tower to celebrate the design and location of this landmark building in its 250th anniversary year.

PERFORMANCE EXCERPT

MAKING OF

Photo GALLERY - Smeaton's Tower

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MAYFLOWER STEPS -The Barbican - Friday 26 June, 2009 12pm (noon) & 1pm

The Tiltyard was selected as a site not only for its connection to water (the yard was at one time a pond and is currently undergoing renovations of its irrigation system) but also to his historical connection to Rudolph Laban and his creative explorations with movement choirs.

PERFORMANCE EXCERPT

MAKING OF

Photo GALLERY - Mayflower Steps

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TASKFORCE: REMIXED at The Barbican Theatre - Friday 26 June, 2009:  8pm

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Live in-studio performance – jam and improvisational remix session – a unique opportunity to be introduced to the site-art creative process for Liquid Landscapes, including dance performance, video projection and musical score.

Photo GALLERY - TaskForce Remixed

TINSIDE LIDO -  Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 June, 2009 :  6pm

A promenade tour at Tinside Lido. The architecture, history and scale of the Lido created a special opportunity for TaskForce by providing a range of different perspectives from which to view the work, and to appreciate the design and architecture of this unique seaside pool.

PERFORMANCE EXCERPT

MAKING OF

Photo GALLERY - Tinside Lido

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