Short individual solos
performed by Antonia Grove.
choreographed by Wendy Houstoun (12 minutes)
Wendy Houstoun has created a Cindy Sherman-esque sketch which sees Antonia embodying the personae of three B-list American movie actresses whose interviews are ‘fed’ to her through earphones. Dolled up in sequins, heels, glossy wig and make-up, Antonia jumps between the actresses’ heightened celebrity dialogue and her own personal performance commentary. Layered with dance movement vocabulary and gesture, the effect is disturbing, arresting and laughter provoking.
Supported by The Nightingale Theatre, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts and Greenwich Dance
choreographed by Charles Linehan (10 Minutes)
Antonia’s relationship with Charles’ work began in 2008, performing with the Charles Linehan company for Dance Umbrella and then in a specially commissioned duet with Theo Clinkard in Magpie. In this new solo, Sea, also commissioned by Probe, a collage of people’s voices recalling dreams forms the backdrop to a subtle, understated piece of choreography which belies the technical demands he makes on Antonia as a dancer.
Supported by The Nightingale Theatre, Norden Farm Centre of the Arts and Greenwich Dance.
choreographed by Jeremy James (7 minutes)
Scag is a quirky, athletic solo made by the late Jeremy James in 1993 based around a stylized version of the familiar gait of a junkie. Originally for him to perform himself, Scag was one of the seven “dance gems” included in Probe’s production of Magpie in 2008.
“The evening’s highlight was Grove’s account of the mercurial Scag” Daily Telegraph