Christopher Matthews

 
 

CV

Education

M.AChoreography, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance & Music, London, UK

M.A. Representative Graduation speaker, M.A. Choreography class representative

B.F.A.Dance Performance, New York University; Tisch School of Arts, New York, USA

Wasserman Scholarship Recipient

Choreography/Exhibitions

October 2014                Train Scores (Group show/publication) How does the group Function?, Enclave Gallery, London

October 2014                Train Scores, (Solo Show), 4bid Gallery, Amsterdam

September 2014           Last/First & Videography, Topophobia, London

July 2014                        Artist as Nomad, Solo exhibition, Asia House, London

June 2014- present    Precari, LUX 13 Screening tour, London, Manchester, NYC

November 2013        Before Performance (Group Exhibition), ]Performance Space[, London

August 2013               formed view, (Performance installation), Arebyte Gallery/ Hackney Live, Hackney WickED Festival, London

May 2013                    20 REMIX (Solo Exhibition), LimaZulu Project Space, London

Oct-Dec 2012              Bounce, Season 4 (Contemporary Choreographer), Semba Productions

July 2012                      Bus Stop, Day 5 (Dance video photo exhibit) Spontaneous Combustion, Big Dance Festival, Arbeit Gallery, London

May 2012                     Zagreb (Video Exhibit) Platforma.hr Festival, Croatia

August-Nov 2011      Bounce, Season 3 (Contemporary Choreographer), Semba Produtions

June 2011                    My Heart (Music Video) Coreon Du, Dir Mario Patrocinio

May 2011                    Bus Stop (Video work), Off-Loop Festival, Barcelona

February 2011          Within/Spaces (video exhibit), 10 Gales Gallery, London                                         

December 2010       Meetings (excerpt), Body Songs Festival, Prato, Italy

September 2010      Festa de Quintal (Film), Angola

July 2010                    60x60, VoxNovus, London, Stratford Circus

June 2010                  Lie me to Rest, Linger Whispers (Exhibition), St. Pancras Church Crypt Gallery, London

August 2009             My Pumps, Ericka Toure (Music Video), NYC

June 2009                 Morning, Ballet Guatemala, Contemporary Dance Festival, Guatemala City

May 2009                Populace, New England Academy of Dance, New Canaan, Conn

April 2009              60x60, VoxNovus, Galapagos Space, NYC

August 2008          2 to 1, Hot Festival; Moving Men Series, Dixon Place, NYC

October 2007       SIDESHOW, Dixon Place, NYC

June 2007              Morning, Ballet Guatemala, JunoFest, Guatemala City

April 2007            Populace (excerpt), Take Five Showcase, Flying East Productions, NYC

September 2006    Morning, Ballet Builders, 92nd St. Y, NYC

August 2006        Morning, International Choreographers Showcase, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh

July 2005            Madame Killer (Honour Kane), Summerworks 05, Clubbed Thumb 10th Anniversary Season


Assistant Choreographer/ Researcher

October/ November 2010        Wayne McGregor/ Random Dance, David Kirsch (UCSD), Research Assistant, London

2004-2009                                    Laura Peterson Choreography, Assistant Director, NYC

May 2003                                      Waltz of the White Orchid, Balet Moskva, chor. Konstantin Uralsky, Assistant Choreographer, Moscow

2002-2004                                    Russian Chamber Ballet, dir. Konstantin Uralsky, Assistant to the Director, NYC

MA Presentations

September 2010                            formed view (Research Presentation Performance), Thesis Presentation

May 2010                                          Within/Spaces (Video Exhibit),  Research & Development

January 2009                                   Link (excerpt), Feedback Presentation

Performer

July 2014                                        Aerobics, Paula Roselen, Mosounturn (Frankfurt) Theatre de la Ville (Paris)

October 2012                               Trio A, Yvonne Rainer, Performance Year Zero Symposium, Tate Modern

July- October 2012                    These Associations, Tino Sehgal, Tate Modern, Unilever Commission, London

August-September 2011        Move: Art and Dance since the 60’s (See Below), Kunstsammlung NRW, Dusseldorf

April-May 2011                        Move: Art and Dance since the 60’s (See Below), Haus Der Kunst, Munich

February- March 2011           British Art Show 7- “Untitled” Roger Hiorns, London

Oct 2010 –Jan 2011                 Move: Choreographing You- Production (Xavier Le Roy, Marten Spangberg), Huddle (Simone Forti), Hangers (Simone Forti), Test Room (Mike Kelley, Anieta Pace), Franz Ezhard Walter Symposium Demonstrator, London

February 2009                            Forever- Laura Peterson Choreography

NYC

0ther companies:  Laura Peterson Choreography(2002-09), Connecticut Ballet (2005-08 dir. Brett Raphael), Ballet New York (2002-05 dir. Konstantin Uralsky), Jody Oderfelder Dance (2001-02) , So You Think You Can Dance (2007 Season 3),


For full break down please ask for performer resume.

Awards

October 2014                                Arts Council England, How does the group function?

July 2014                                        Danse Elargie (1st Grand Prix)

August 2013                                Hackney Council, Hackney Live Production grant, formed view, Arebyte Gallery

April 2013-14                            CreativeWorks London, Entepreneur in Residence, University of Roehampton Dance Department

October 2012                             Beers Lambert Emerging Artist Award (Shortlisted), London

March 2012                                WildCard Residency, Jardin D’Europe, Lokomotiv, Zagreb

2011-2012                              Emerging Dance Artist in Residence, Southbank Centre

Additional Arts Related Work

May 2013                                    Roehampton Dance Festival, Artist as a Nomad (Panel Discussion)

January 2013                            Coffee Morning, Chisenhale Dance, (Host/ The Industry Collective)

October 2012                           Crossing Borders Lecture series, (Guest Panelist), Independent Dance, London

February 2012            Shrinking Violets blog (Guest Blogger), London

January 2012                           Swedish Dance History (Contributor)

July- November 2011            Bounce, Judge (Contestant Selection), Semba Comm. Angola

2011- present                          Encounter, Performance Think Tank, Hayward Gallery,  Curator Stephanie Rosenthal, London

July 2011                              Tino Seghal , Workshop, Tate Modern, London

2009-2010                                Independent Dance (internship assisting in Crossing Borders Lectures & What if… Festival), London

November 2010                    “Rotor” Siobhan Davies Dance (Invigilator), London

March 2009                            American Montessori Society National Conference (Programming Arts & Culture Pre-Conference Workshops),    Boston

March 2008                            American Montessori Society National Conference (Programming Arts & Culture Pre-Conference Workshops), New Orleans

 

My work is an invitation to explore how we perceive the moving figure through various media. My practice involves making anatomical and semiological studies to investigate how performance and video affect each other, undoing conventional ways in which these two media have been related. My performance work consists of site-specific improvisations where I, as the performer, explore modes of connectivity between a body and an environment. More than documenting these performances, my video work makes possible to perceive a multiplicity of continuations and differences in the presentation of movement. I am interested in the choreographic capacities of video (serial formats, framing, editing, colour) that allows us to engage in different ways with movement. This process-based research has led me to video as platform from where to re-consider ideas that agitate the practice of choreography (time, space, energy).  My work has been affected by various artistic and theoretical companions, from contemporary choreographers, to video art and performance, to philosophies of perception.