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BATCH:2 Experiments in Making

BATCH:2 is the second annual season of Sunday afternoon performances throughout August at The Bakery Studio, Jedburgh.  This year the programme has expanded to include experimental studio performances, dance screenings and dance installations and  brings together many of Scotland’s most innovative and distinguished dance makers to perform works that push at the edges of contemporary dance. The thread running through the programme is an exploration of different ways of making, performing and presenting including movement scores, collaborative working and improvisational structures. Several of the performances include live music and audiences are invited to stay for post- performance conversations over tea and coffee, which opens the work up for discussion.

Artists include Tim Rubidge, Audicia Lynne Morley, In the Making, air field collective, Merav Israel and Dudendance.

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BATCH:1 A season of experimental dance and music performances.

Each Sunday in August The Bakery will host a different studio performance of new work.
All performances begin at 4 pm.
All welcome.
Entry is free and no booking is required.

Aug 5th         entr’actes     Merav Israel & Claire Pencak
Dancing between emergence and presence, this duet composes itself in real time
Aug 12th      In the Making: (iii)
Ten dancers navigate compositional scores. Live music by Peter Nelson & friends

Aug 19th    Double Bill   Merav Israel  |  James Wyness

Fields (extract)  Merav Israel
A shifting arrangement of stones  
Breathing Space  James Wyness
A listening to ‘new work’ built around sound,space and performances
Aug 26th    Ripstock    Dudendance
A new solo performed by Paul Rous
Rear of 11A Exchange Street,
Look out for the chalk board at the top of the alley next to the Jed Chippy.
Free Parking in Abbey Car Park
We apologise that the Bakery Studio does not have disabled access.
It is on the second floor and access is only via stairs.
For further information please contact Claire Pencak by emailing

Drawing by Brian Hartley

Thank you Brian

Approaching Choreography

Working the Tweed

Improvisation, Meeting of Ettrick and Yarrow Dancer Tim Rubidge. Photo Kate Foster Improvisation, Meeting of Ettrick and Yarrow
Dancer Tim Rubidge. Photo Kate Foster

Approaching Choreography is an attempt to articulate a more ecological approach to dance making and choreography through the frames of Placing and Perspective; Pathways Through; Meetings and Points of Contact and Working with Materials and Sites.

It emerged through a series of improvisations and conversations in the Scottish Borders and Northumberland with dancers Merav Israel and Tim Rubidge, environmental artist Kate Foster and writer/researcher Dr. Wallace Heim.

Improvisations, Ettrick Water, May 2014 Photo Kate Foster Improvisations, Ettrick Water, May 2014
Photo Kate Foster

The idea was produced into a small booklet as part of a collaborative Speculative Ground Project with anthropologists Jen Clarke and Rachel Harkness for the Anthropological Association Decennial Conference, in Edinburgh June 2014.

You can download a PDF of the booklet here:Approaching Choreography

Approaching Choreography is a Tabula Rasa collaboration.

Text and idea:  Claire Pencak

Design: Felicity Bristow

Video Images: Kate Foster

Dancer: Tiim…

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