TripSpace presents Intercontinental Drifts #1

12 Jun 2017

Performer: Mirjam Sögner Photo: Tanja Busking

Performer: Mirjam Sögner
Photo: Tanja Busking

TripSpace are thrilled to present the first in a 4-part series of performances of national & international contemporary choreography. This is the second series of Intercontinental Drifts, this year in partnership with The Place, London and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union as part of Aerowaves.

Intercontinental Drifts curates and presents engaging, playful and experimental choreography from nationally and internationally based dance artists, providing a platform for work which is small in scale and big in ideas.

Trip the Light | Intercontinental Drifts #1
in collaboration with The Place
Saturday 17 June
TripSpace Projects, Arches 339-340, Acton Mews, London E8 4EA
£10 tickets

TripSpace have teamed up with One Dance UK member, The Place to bring you an evening of two solos by internationally touring dance artists, dealing in turn with the impact of the digital and migration on the body. Followed by a screening of “In London” by All We Can Do Is Dance, featuring London-based dance artists inhabiting the fast moving, ever changing landscape they call home.


LARA by Mirjam Sögner

In LARA, Mirjam Sögner takes the uncanny movement patterns of early computer game characters as a starting point and translates them back onto her own body. Imitating the imitation, she creates a physical body seemingly trapped in the digital realm. As our digital and physical realities grow together, this solo offers a bodily response to our changing experience of the world.

Mirjam Sögner is an Austrian choreographer and performer based in Berlin. Her solo work LARA tours extensively throughout Europe since its selection for Aerowaves 2016. She received both a DanceWEB Scholarship as well as the START-Stipendium awarded by the Austrian Cultural Council. As a choreographer she has created work for Tanztage Berlin, Dschungel Wien and Kibbutzim College Tel Aviv, among others.

Staying Alive by Jasna L. Vinovrški / Public in Private

Staying Alive is a highly topical solo reflecting on order and control in migration. A woman in a neat, official suit chews up legal jargon. Teetering on a pile of books and dependent on her iPad, she creates fragile and precarious situations for herself. Subtle humour and multiple absurdities build as the performer gradually enters a state of emergency, as Walter Benjamin says: “the tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the ‘state of emergency’ in which we live is not the exception but the rule.”

Jasna L. Vinovrški is a performer, choreographer and teacher. She grew up in Zagreb and lives in Berlin. Next to her artistic work she is working closely as a dramaturg and choreographic assistant with Clément Layes, with whom she is also running, since 2008, the company Public in Private. In 2012 Vinovrški gained her Master of Arts degree at the HZT Berlin, and in 2014 she started her PhD at the Institute of Applied Theater Studies at the Justus-Liebig University in Gießen. In 2014, she initiated together with Clément Layes and Dimitry Paranyushkin the artists’ performance platform “3AM“, that regularly takes place at the artists’ house Flutgraben in Berlin.

In London by All We Can Do Is Dance (film)

“In London” depicts a series of dance improvisations shot in the city. Individual dancing portraits of London-based – and sometimes born and bred – dancers and choreographers. The All We Can Do Is Dance project was born out of the desire to film dance outside, using long-sequence shots to give time and space to improvisations on film.

About TripSpace

TripSpace is a dance studio and performance space nestled under the railway arches of Haggerston, in the creative heart of East London. Dance artists Giuliana Majo and Montserrat Ventura established TripSpace in the spirit of the long-running experimental performance night Trip the Light Fantastic Toe, providing a home for the artistic and social to intermingle and support each other. The archway houses professional and community contemporary dance classes and workshops, yoga classes, improvisation events and nights of new dance and performance.

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