Janine Harrington is a choreographer, performer and writer born in Canterbury, UK. She holds an MA (Book Arts) from University of the Arts, London (2011) and a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre from Laban (2006). Janine is interested in game structures, play, access, neurodiversity and the poetics of movement practices. Her recent work, the kaleidoscopic Screensaver Series (premiered at Dance Umbrella, 2018) foregrounds these interests and is currently touring.
Janine’s practice is underpinned by research focused on developing interactive, participative and poetic movement experiences. She has honed her practice alongside performing in gallery and museum contexts across Europe, teaching, writing and advocating around neurodiversity .In 2019 Janine is Align associate artist with South East Dance and Re-Search artist with Dance Umbrella/ Middlesex ResCen Network. She was twice recipient of the DanceWEB scholarship to ImPulsTanz Vienna (2013/16) and received a scholarship to Banff Centre Canada to work with Liz Lerman and Ruth Little exploring dramaturgy for dance.
Her work has been programmed by: Wellcome Collection, Dance Live Aberdeen, Sånafest Norway, Hepworth Wakefield, Dance Umbrella, Encounter Bow, V&A Museums, NottDance, Brighton Festival, Brighton Digital Festival, IDOCDE Vienna, Tanz in Winterhur, Villa Empain Brussels, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Hull Freedom Festival, Warrington Contemporary, Central St. Martin’s, Siobhan Davies Dance, Big Dance, Goldsmiths, Theaterfestival Favoriten Germany, Et20l’été France, South East Dance.
The workshop will introduce the Screensaver Series score: a graphic, poetic and physical practice. We will work with improvisation, touch and practicing alone and together together. We will play with imagination, the gaze, partnering, poetic images and choreological tools to resource our dancing while practicing our attention to care for the emergent and ever-shifting landscape of the dance. We will work a lot within the restriction of body-half organisation, exploring the expansive limitations of this coordination.
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Headshot by Christopher Matthews
Dancers in image: Louise Tanoto & Janine Harrington.
Screensaver Series, image by: Roswitha Chesher.