12 Days of Performance: Holly Blakey



To see out 2018 with a bang we’ve brought together some of our favorite dancers, musicians, movers, and shakers to share their genre-breaking powers in a new series of capsule performances directed by NOWNESS’ own creative director Bunny Kinney.

We’ll be releasing a new film each day for the next twelve days, holding a mirror up to the diverse creative worlds we’ve explored over the past twelve months.

First up is a mind-bending chamber piece from rule-breaking British choreographer Holly Blakey, who tackles the subjects of love, physicality, and power in this brief and beautiful creation. Earlier this year Blakey—who has been described as dance’s punk maverick—collaborated with emerging musician Moss Kena on a powerhouse NOWNESS premiere. You can catch that here (https://www.nowness.com/story/moss-kena-holly-blak… This time around, everything was stripped back to basics.

“We’re celebrating true craft and talent in a joyful way,” says Bunny Kinney about 12 Days of Performance. “Each film is a small, simple portrait of an artist or ensemble performing an improvised work. We asked everyone to just let go and do their thing, and each of them worked with us on the overall creative direction of their video—which will be brought together into one final, collaborative film”

Enjoy 12 Days of Performance then watch the full film on Christmas Day

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