A Separation

Colin, Simon and IA Separation

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A Separation is a new performance work by Colin, Simon and I that takes an unflinching look at the boundaries of tolerance in relation to race, power, inequality and difference. 

“It crosses a line and makes us confront something horrific.” – William Drew, Exuent Magazine

Previously we've explored violence, care and the things that draw us together and unite us. In this project we focused on what separation might be in collaboration.

Performance and choreography: Colin Poole and Simon Ellis
Lighting design: Jackie Shemesh

A Separation has been developed with the support of Choreodrome at The Place, and Trinity Laban and Roehampton University Dance Department.

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We are Colin Poole (UK) and Simon Ellis (NZ) – two independent contemporary dance artists whom together form the performance duo Colin, Simon and I. We collaborate artistically in the duet form, and choreograph and perform dance that explores male friendship, power and responsibility.

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