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Improvisation

Shadow by Rockinghorse

Hundred Years Gallery | London, March 2018

Live Improvisation by Rockinghorse

at Hundred Years Gallery, London, March 2018

Cos Chapman: Electroacoustics

 

Sofia Figueiredo: Performance Art

 
Planetary Call by Rockinghorse

New River Studios | London, November 2017

Live Improvisation by Rockinghorse

at New River Studios, London, November 2017

Cos Chapman: Electroacoustics

 

Sofia Figueiredo: Visual Theatre

 
Grandmother’s Crash by Rockinghorse

New River Studios | London, September 2017

Live Improvisation by Rockinghorse

at New River Studios, London, September 2017

Cos Chapman: Electroacoustics

 

Sofia Figueiredo: Visual Theatre

 
Autumn by Rockinghorse

The Unscene 199 Theatre & Performance Festival | London, September 2016

Live Improvisation by Rockinghorse at The Unscene 199 Theatre & Performance Festival, London, September 2016

Cos Chapman: Electroacoustics

 

Sofia Figueiredo: Visual Theatre

 
Where are the Children by Rockinghorse

New River Studios | London, August 2016

Rockinghorse is a duet of live improvisers where an electroacoustic musician, Cos Chapman, and a dance theatre performer, Sofia Figueiredo, play with old and abandoned objects, sometimes even found in the specific site of the performance, to generate sound, movement and words. The objects transcend the ordinary to become characters of a sonic and visual theatre. Each Rockinghorse piece is a composition in real time, unpredictable and ephemeral for both performers and audience. 

 

Cos Chapman: Electroacoustics

 

Sofia Figueiredo: Dance theatre improvisation

 
Witch of the Gate by Rockinghorse

Hundred Years Gallery | London, May 2016

“The work of Rockinhorse is expressively challenging for both the participants and the audience and is enthralling to experience as a result. Sofia Figueiredo and Cos Chapman explore, test and shatter the boundaries of modern dance and abstract music respectively – it’s as if each other’s endeavours spurs the other on – and we, the audience are eager spectators – anxious to see how the spectacle culminates. Riveting from beginning to end.…” Lee McFadden of Mudkiss Magazine and The Evening Star

Cos Chapman: Electroacoustics

 

Sofia Figueiredo: Dance theatre improvisation

 
The Re-Awakening of The Wake

Hundred Years Gallery | London, March 2016

Extract from 1-hour ensemble improvisation of the piece 'The Re-Awakening of The Wake', as part of Jill Rock 'Dark - The Festival of the Unseen' at Hundred Years Gallery, London, March 2016. 

 

Grassy Noel: Vocalisations from Finnegans Wake by James Joyce and Improvised Pieces

Giles Leaman: Percussion and a Plethora of his own hand-made instruments;

 

KMAT

Graham MacKeachen: Upright Bass

Paul Shearsmith: Pocket Trumpet, Pipes and Percussion

Keisukei Matsui: Electric Guitar & Amplified Objects

 

Ivan in "The Dron" on Viola. 

Mark Rathmell on Celestial Keyboards.

 

Sofia Figueiredo: Dance theatre improvisation

 
Bear Feet

Hundred Years Gallery | London, December 2015

Live Improvisation at Hundred Years Gallery, London, in December 2015 by Rockinghorse

 

Cos Chapman: Electoacoustic soundscape

 

Sofia Figueiredo: Dance theatre

 
Red Fire event

Hundred Years Gallery | London, February 2014

Live Improvisation with old objects sound and movement - Red Fire Event at Hundred Years Gallery.

 

Cos Chapman: Soundscape

 

Sofia Figueiredo: Voice, Movement, Objects

 
Whiteout: The Waiting

Hundred Years Gallery | London, December 2013

‘Whiteout: The Waiting’ - improvisation night at Hundred Years Gallery.

 

Sofia Figueiredo: improvisation

 
River

Inter-scape Mnemonic city, River Lea | London, September 2013

Integrated in the Inter-scape Mnemonic city event of 21th of September 2013, 'River' was a dance-theatre piece presented on the banks of the River Lea.

 

A site-specific solo improvisation, inspired by river's potential concept and symbolism, as well as by the actual reading and experiencing of a particular landscape, through the continuous presence of its river.

 

Sofia Figueiredo: Dance Theatre

 
Edge of the Land: The Waiting

Hundred Years Gallery | London, June 2013

“Edge of the land”: “The Waiting”.

Performance / Improvisation night.

Hundred Years Gallery, London, 29th June 2013

 

Sofia Figueiredo: improvisation

 
The Guise

September 2012

The Guise. (film extract)

Directed by Ines Von Bonhorst.

 

Performed by Sofia Figueiredo. September 2012

 
Rope

Roehampton University | London, October 2012

Platform Bar | East London, May 2012

Live improvisation with an old hemp theatre rope as part of Kula Ring event at Platform Bar, East London, May 2012.

 

And at Roehampton University, London, October 2012

 

Sofia Figueiredo: Improvisation

 
Wheather

Under the Dust Studios | East London, October 2011

Solo dance improvisation with an old piano, during Megalopolis collective exhibition at Under the Dust Studios, East London, October 2011

 

Sofia Figueiredo: Dance improvisation

 
Por Que NonYT

Under the Dust Studios | East London, September 2011

Live Improvisation, performed at Por Que Non Cabaret at Under The Dust Studios, East London,

September 2011

 

Michael Baur: Guitar

 

Sofia Figueiredo: Improvisation