The Mountain and Other Tales of She Transformed - Leeds International Festival
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8 May
Various times

The Mountain and Other Tales of She Transformed


The Mountain and Other Tales of She Transformed is a solo dance piece, conceived and performed by dancer and choreographer Hannah Buckley.

It is a woman performing. Inspired by mountains, fairy tales and a 1970s body work book for women, The Mountain and Other Tales of She Transformed is a woman performing, a meditation on ‘feminism as the female command of space’ – the many things that this could mean and the many ways it could manifest, and be made manifest.

Credit: Image Credit: Amy Buckley
Image Credit: Amy Buckley

Hannah Buckley’s work is quietly political and she aims to create processes and art that are spaces for and forms of both critique and care. The primary concern of her work is to question existing social structures of oppression, with a focus on female experience.

Before the performance there will be a workshop for female and non-binary people with multi-disciplinary artist Nicola Singh, open to all ages and abilities. Led by Nicola, participants will use mountain imagery, meditation, movement and drawing to co-produce an installation that will then feature in Hannah’s performance.

The Mountain and Other Tales of She Transformed has been funded and supported by Arts Council England, Yorkshire Dance and Dance4.

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Performance Tickets

Wednesday 8 May 19:00 - 20:30
£7.00
Auditorium at Leeds Arts University

Performance and Workshop Tickets

Wednesday 8 May 16:00 - 18:00 then performance at 19:00 - 20:30
£10.00
Auditorium at Leeds Arts University

Additional Information:

Under 16 year olds must be accompanied to the workshop by an adult.

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Hannah Buckley is a dancer and choreographer based in the North of England.

Her practice is process driven often with long, spacious processes. Generally, she works on multiple projects that are distinct yet somehow interconnected. She is interested in the tension and skill of crafting art works whilst simultaneously letting things emerge.

The primary concern of her work is to question existing social structures of oppression, with a focus on female experience. Her work is quietly political and she aims to create processes and art that are spaces / forms of both critique and care. Her current research is based around the concept of ‘feminism as the female command of space’. She is interested in exploring her personal understanding and experience of this, as well as integrating a wide range of female experiences into her work.

Hannah often collaborates with other artists in a variety of contexts, such as multi disciplinary artist Nicola Singh at Baltic39 (2017) and musician Alex De Little at The Hepworth (2017). She also has an ongoing collaboration with her twin sister, a photographer based in NYC, which began in 2009. Their work has been shown venues such as Manchester Art Gallery, Nikolaj Kunsthal (Copenhagen) and MILK Gallery NYC.

As a performer Hannah has worked nationally and internationally as part of festivals such as Manchester International Festival, the Venice Biennale and Transform Festival (Leeds). She has twice been awarded a Fellowship as part of Yorkshire Dance’s Juncture Festival.