Alice Connolly MA Contemporary Performance

Alice Connolly

Your skin. The barrier between what we can and what we can’t see. 

In my Masters course in Contemporary Performance, I worked with my colleague and movement artist, Kayleigh Giles, to explore the inner and outer layers of the human body. Whilst Kayleigh used her movement practice to explore physical projections of these layers, I used my practice in obtaining unconscious thought to explore verbal projections of these layers. Through this investigation, Kayleigh and I descovered that we were exploring the human body as a vessel which contains, as well as leaks, aspects of self. Based on our discoveries from this investigation, we devised a two-to-two performance which invites our audience members to peel back their layers of self on a journey to find their cores. Of course, that is only if they let us...