‘Satelliser’ is a French transitive verb that means to put into orbit. Satelliser: a dance for the gallery is an ongoing performance work realised by an intergenerational group of coworking dance artists. Coworkers cycle through layered labours of moving, speaking, listening and resting over the course of a day, as they hold buoyant space for conversation to emerge.
The work is being redeveloped through an online discursive rehearsal process across 5 time zones through multiple states and stages of lockdown. As the coworkers have each navigated scales of upheaval, dislocation, political turmoil and changing personal circumstances, the processes of being together through conversation have both amplified and challenged what they imagined this work might be and do.
Coworkers in 2020: Shivaangee Agrawal,Temitope Ajose-Cutting, Karen Callaghan, Iris Chan, Katye Coe, Janine Harrington, Amrita Hepi, Rosemary Lee, Elena Rose Light, Amaara Raheem, Arabella Stanger, Louise Tanoto, Else Tunemyr and Jay Yule.
Presented with the CONTINUOUS Network