Leaning into Darkness – Saffy Setohy & Joanna Young

Credit:Iain Payne

A one to one guided movement journey, exploring our sensory experience of darkness.

Forefronting senses other than vision, we will explore a number of invitations and suggestions which give attention to the specific and special experience of moving into the night.

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.
Wendell Berry

There will be a sign up sheet on arrival at Sanctuary. Journeys will start from 8pm and each journey will take approximately 20 minutes.

Saffy Setohy and Joanna Young

Saffy Setohy is a Glasgow based dance artist working across and between making, performance, and participatory work. Exploring sound, textual and visual materials and informed by somatic and improvisation practices, she is interested in people and place, transformation, and embodied experience. Her work has been commissioned by partners including Pavilion Dance, South East Dance, Le Phare Centre Choréographique National du Havre Haute-Normandie, Tramway and London Science Gallery.www.saffysetohy.co.uk

Joanna Young is described by The Dancing Times as ‘an adventurous choreographic voice’. Her work has been described as delicate, intricately crafted and absorbing to watch. Collaborating with dance, sound, film and visual artists Joanna’s work explores a variety of contexts and approaches including stage productions, site-specific installations, film, and community responsive work. Joanna recently received a Creative Wales Award; her research is looking into ways of sustaining and expanding the notion of choreographic practice. www.joannayoung.co.uk

Saffy and Joanna met earlier this year at Locator, a site-responsive retreat facilitated in West Wales by artist Simon Whitehead.