Category: THAT! Ensemble

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.…

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…

THAT! Ensemble is making a music video!

It’s official, we are making a music video! Last week, we asked the amazing filmmaker Karolis Andriulis to come into the studio and film us. He brought along longtime friend and collaborator Uran Apak (also an improviser) to do sound. It was definitely an intense afternoon, improvising the same score – and variations – for over 3 hours. By the…

THAT! Ensemble performing for Chaos Theory

THAT! Ensemble is by far one of my favourite projects – singing with these wonderful women keeps my voice, my body, my creativity, and my soul in shape! This term, we are excited to be making a new piece for Chaos Theory’s gig at SET Dalston, featuring other amazing acts including Mother Disorder and Drekka. As an improvising ensemble, our…

THAT! Intimate Immersive – What just happened?!

Having moved our rehearsals over the Oh Creative, we knew that we had to make use of this beautiful space to create a new kind of experience for our audience. Something with all the buzz words – intimate – immersive – but really and truly so. Earnestly so! Thus, we spent our winter-spring term working up new pieces that dive…

Mechanic Organic collaboration with Amy Dang

Making with THAT! Ensemble is so fun! Our most recent piece is made in collaboration with a video artist, Amy Dang! She has been experimenting vj-ing live material along with us. Together, we are exploring the ideas of mechanical vs organic, seeing how geometry influences and shapes our bodies and voices, how we interact as an ensemble, and when those…

Our residency at Clarence Mews ends, but not the spirit of discovery

As part of my transition out of Guildhall following the conclusion of my Fellowship, I was looking for a way to keep my research with THAT! Ensemble flowing. What I found in Clarence Mews, hosted by Caroline Salem, was a great space for dance, as well as the continued support of a mentor, a peer group, and an opportunity to…

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