In the frame of 9. Tanznacht Berlin 2016
The choreographic work of Colette Sadler depicts hybrid bodies in a state of transformation. “Notebook Series” uses her archive of past work as a foundation for creating a kaleidoscope of otherness. Her partner on stage is a laptop that records and responds to her movements and words. In a dialogue between man and machine, Sadler draws awareness to different modes of perception and opens up a space in which the body cannot be labeled.
Choreography, Concept: Colette Sadler, Philine Rinnert | Performance: Colette Sadler | Stage, Visuals, Light: Philine Rinnert | A production by Colette Sadler, in co-production with Visual Art Quadriennale Düsseldorf / KIT (Kunst im Tunnel) Deutschland and Dance 4 UK. With support from CAMPO (Belgium).
Colette Sadler is a Scottish choreographer based between Berlin and Glasgow. Trained in Classical Ballet she completed a BA (Hons) at the Laban centre London and worked Internationally as a dancer until 2002. Sadler’s performance works have been shown in numerous dance and visual arts contexts including Kaai Theatre Brussels, South Bank Centre London, Nottingham Contemporary, Impulstanz Vienna, Les Lattitudes Contemporains France, OGR Turin, TRAMWAY and as part of the British Council Showcase 2019. In 2019 she curated the multidisciplinary arts symposium “Present Futures” in Berlin and Glasgow in collaboration with Sophiensaele, CCA Glasgow and GoMa (Glasgow Museum). She is currently working on a robotics research project with Kings College London. colettesadler.com