The Hugging Project-
SIB- Lab 2018 The Hugging Project is a site-responsive performance work, which places several pairs of bodies in, around and across a site. Departing from the simple act of embracing, one of the performers eventually slowly collapses, or appears to melt down, and the other struggles to keep them up. The outcome is that the ‘faller’ eventually drops to the ground, the other body remains up. There is always an attempt to carry, to hold up, and a surrender, a weakness, a loss.
At SIB-Lab we have invited choreographer Scarlett Perdereau to guide us through her project, The Hugging Project. This will be the wrap up of SIB Lab 2018.
"I once read that 5 hugs a day was essential, as a mover/ dancer we know very much how important physical contact is for us humans.
On that note we would like to invite you all to The Hugging project with SIB- Lab "
Originally from Paris, Scarlett is a dance artist whose practice consists of researching the body and movement, creating work, performing, teaching and facilitating. Her experience and interests cross over dance, theatre, performance art, and yoga.
Following early training in ballet and modern dance, and a degree in English at Paris’s Sorbonne University, she completed a BA(Hons) in Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama, before gravitating towards physical theatre and contemporary dance. Influences ranging from modern dance to tanztheater and butoh remain strong in her today.
Since 2003, she has performed internationally in dance, theatre, opera, film, and in site-specific and multimedia performances. Her eclectic career includes work with Arthur Pita, Fran Barbe, Darren Johnson, Katie Green, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, Dreamthinkspeak, Karla Shacklock, Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Tino Sehgal.
Developing a choreographic practice since 2005, she has had her works shown at Sadler’s Wells, the Riverside Studios, The Place, Cloud Dance Festival and Barcelona’s Teatro Mercat de les Flors, amongst other venues and platforms.
In 2011 she completed an MA at The Place, London Contemporary Dance School, reflecting on her practice as a performer, choreographer and teacher. She simultaneously did her 200-hours Yoga Alliance-certified teacher training with Yogacampus.
In 2014 she was awarded a Dance UK Choreographic Observership with Charlotte Vincent, while also becoming a mother.
Nowadays she focuses on facilitating dance and movement research, teaching yoga, and creating dance works with a particular interest in collaboration. She is regularly commissioned by Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to present new choreographic work for design proposals and to provide tutorials, as well as teach embodied and movement-based practice on the MA programme.