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There is a shipwreck in my bones
by Lisa May Thomas

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Synopsis:

This work stems from a collection of writing and poetry by the artist inspired by stories of the sea.

Grit my teeth, clench my fingers and toes
My body grieves, my heart nothing
There is a shipwreck in my bones

From both afar and from within the intimate spaces of the dancers, a series of movement conversations are set against the backdrop of the sea. Time and states shifts from one scene to another and moments of contact and tenderness are juxtaposed with a sense of solitude.

Thanks to Dan Canham, Laura Dannequin and Beth Powlesland (Performers), Razaka Firmager (Camera)

 

Details:

Year 2011
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Screening format
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Audio Yes
Colour / B&W Colour
Screens 1

Credits:

Lisa May Thomas and Picture This are working together during 2009-10 through the Bristol dance associates scheme, which is supported by Bristol City and the Arts Council England.

Produced with additional support from Arts Council England.

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Artists
Lisa May Thomas

Lisa May Thomas has worked with Picture This in a variety of ways since 2002.

Projects
Associate Dance Artist
2009 - 2011

The Associate Artists scheme was initiated by Bristol Dance Development in order to encourage a city-wide vision for dance programming and to improve

Events
Dance/Video/Improvisation screening and talk
25 & 26 June 2010

Coinciding with Unexpected Encounters – two evenings of artists’ films looking at the relationships between dance, video and

News
Lisa May Thomas screening at RWA, Bristol

The first chance to see a new work by Lisa May Thomas, produced as part of the Dance Associates scheme in Bristol in partnership with Picture This.