Music for Lectures/ She Dancing (2018)

Katye Coe argues in her performed text, She Dancing, towards the spoken agency of the dancer and specifically the dancer’s experience as one where rich information is often held in silence. The words were first commissioned by Matthias Sperling at NottDance 2016 and have since been spoken and performed across Europe. They are part of Burrows and Fargions Music for Lectures series and are published in the Politics chapter of A World of Music, Bone and Organs: Research and Scholarship in Dance, an e-book exploring contemporary ideas and themes in the research and practice of dance. The link to this ebook and to her words is here.

(May 2018) She, as part of Hysterical Furniture in Hanover photo: © KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen / Helge Krückeberg

She as a Music for Lectures performance has been performed at PACT Zollverein (Essen), KunstFestSpiele (Hanover) and MAC Arts Centre (Birmingham) as part of Birmingham International Dance Festival.

In performing. Katye dances for 20 minutes and then joins the band to speak the text.

The work is invited to London in February 2019 by Stefan Jovanović as a Velvet Fools event.