Invisible Duets was an interdisciplinary, audience responsive, performance installation. It included live dance performance, film projection, visual art and sound. It was inspired and created with children on the neuromedical ward at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool.
The films were created with children with acquired brain injury or neurological conditions. The approach to movement and filming is improvised and child centred, supporting the interest and energy of the participant in an unfolding duet.
The films were shared in an intimate way by the performers, using hand held mini projectors.
Performances took place on the hospital ward, in Belfast Lyric Theatre and Chichester University’s ‘Somatics and Technology’ Conference. We were also invited to perform for the launch of the hospitals new research facility.
Dancers; Lisa Dowler and Cath Hawkins, Lisa Dowler and Children on Neuromedical ward (film), Costume and visual art; Paula Hampson, Film; June Gersten Roberts, Soundscore; Philip Jeck, Cello; Georgina Aasgaard.