POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) updates January 2017:
The fabulous POP-UP Duets BBC Loop clip has to date had more than 47,000 views!
POP-UP Duets had a fabulous success at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with performances at the National Museum of Scotland receiving 5 and 4 star reviews in all of the major newspapers.
Alongside bespoke performances for Merchant City Festival, Fife Cultural Trust, Creative Scotland Festival Reception and the Scottish Government’s cross Party Committee on Culture, POP-UP Duets has been seen live by more than 7000 people.
POP-UP Duets was listed in the Observer as one of the top dance works of 2016!
At the Edinburgh festival the choreographic stand-out was Janis Claxton’s small but beautifully formed Pop-Up Duets (Fragments of Love). Claxton has paid her dues, but like many female choreographers has had to fight harder for her chances than her less experienced male colleagues. The issue of equal gender representation in dance’s power roles gathered momentum in 2016. (Luke Jennings, The Observer)
POP-UP Duets will be presented in Taiwan in March 2017 at the Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival with 2 dancers from the UK and two from Taiwan.
More info here POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)
Janis will work in Malaysia with JS Wong and his DPAC Dance Company. The visit is funded through Choreographic Futures and has allowed Janis to work with 6 dancers and composer Junyi Chow exploring her current research into partner material and dance fro public spaces.