January 2022 Rosanna Cook and Alex Billingham went to Scarborough to explore how their practices could interchange ideas. Rosanna wanted to see how dance manifests in none dancers bodies while Alex was egger to investigate how they could incorporate dance and movement into their disabled body.
Metamorphic (Traces) is more a scrapbook of that experience than a piece of work in itself. It acts as a trace memento of the time considering these ideas and how the environment became the hidden third partner in this dance. The experiences and performative acts on a cold beach in Scarborough are not represented here but rather a trace element of the feelings and emotions felt. The actual acts exist in the memories of the participants and a few happily bemused locals and their dogs.
This would not have been possibly without the Jerwood 1 to 1 fund.