Category: London

Hackney One Voice Performance

While Hackney One Voice has now switched to meeting online, it feels like only yesterday that we last met in person! On March 8th, we performed at the Women’s Strike event at the Roundchapel. It was a lovely family event with all sorts of activities for families, tea and coffee, and exhibitions about important women from history. We had a…

Oops – Coronavirus…

Hey everyone. By now we are probably all living with the consequences of the global pandemic of coronavirus. For us over here in London, we are entering official lock down, which means we are required by law to stay at home. As artists, these measures are both terrible, and strangely familiar. The virus has effectively stopped all of our work…

Built Human, THAT! Ensemble & Nuno Veiga

This winter term of 2020 THAT! Ensemble has been exploring a collaboration with sound artist, Nuno Veiga, combining our signature voice and movement with electronics, text, and sound. On February 15th, we debuted Changes at Hundred Years Gallery, a piece made in response to the photography exhibition by local artist Mervyn Syna about development in Shoreditch. Further development of the…

Introducing THAT! Ensemble

Improvised voice and movement scores – THAT! Ensemble Kate Smith, Artistic DirectorVerónica ChacónFrancine DulongBronwen Stephens Video by Karolis Andiulis That! Ensemble create improvised voice and movement performances that cross the genres of music, theatre, and dance. Using their bodies to compose a journey for audiences in sound and space, they find a place where movement and music are simultaneously expressed.…

Songs from the Body – Filming

A really exciting development – I’ve just spent a day filming two of my new pieces for voice and movement. I wrote these pieces back in Vermont this past summer, and spent a few sessions testing them with The Embodied Voice. They are definitely still works-in-progress, but having the opportunity to share these pieces with a group of excellent singers…

Supporting Lara Eidi

Lara Eidi and I have been friends since we were studying at Guildhall together. She was on the Jazz course, I was on Leadership – and we got to sing together a lot as we discovered our own paths! Since then, I’ve gone into my wonky world of improvisation, movement, and theatre, while Lara has steadily conquered the folk/jazz scene.…

THAT! @SET Dalston, Chaos Theory

The photos are in! Which means it’s time to write about how amazing our last THAT! gig was! Exclamation points!! We were invited by the wonderful Kunal of @Chaos Theory to perform at his event in November, and given complete free rein to develop a performance to suit the venue – SET, an intimate cabaret space in Dalton. Throughout our…

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