Raft draws inspiration from: ‘The Archaic Revival’ – the invigoration of principles and practices whose efficacy was mislaid during the divorce of science and spirituality. ‘Alchemical Practice’ – the ritual arrangement of persons and symbols in the physical world to create a narrative dialogue that changes the conceptual and emotional world within us. ‘Self-exploration’ – the quest to know oneself via a navigation of our emotional and historical experience of being.

Created and performed as a collaboration between; Nicole Vivien Watson, Matthew De Kersaint Giraudeau, and Ben Jeans Houghton. With support from Arts Council England and partners; CCA: Glasgow, Berwick Visual Arts and Workplace Gallery.

Points & Pathways

13/01/2024 - 13:30 / UK

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Photography by Michael Blase. Alt: text. Vangeline is lying on her side on the floor of a dark stage. She is backlit and wearing a short white leotard; her silhouette highlights the formation of blue fog rising behind her.

Butoh, Sensuality and the Nervous System with Vangeline

11/11/2023 - 11:00 / UK

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Dance artist Vangeline is photographed wearing a full-length red costume. She is positioned close to the floor, arched forward, her head raised, and looking at the ground a short distance in front of her. Both of Vangeline’s arms are fully stretched behind her; in her hands, Vangeline is holding the lower part of the costume so that the shape and design of the garment are sculpted around her posture.

Hijikata, Mon Amour

10/11/2023 - 19:30 / UK

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