Roehampton’s Beatrice Allegranti to premiere ‘Moving with the Trouble’ at Dutch Dance Days Festival

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Dance film made at the end of the second UK lockdown to debut at major dance festival in the Netherlands

Image - Roehampton’s Beatrice Allegranti to premiere ‘Moving with the Trouble’ at Dutch Dance Days Festival

Dr Beatrice Allegranti, Reader of Dance at the University of Roehampton, will be debuting her dance film ‘Moving with the Trouble’ at the Dutch Dance Days festival this weekend.

Based on the testimonies of families affected by rare young onset dementia, Moving with the Trouble addresses themes of dispossession, loss, vulnerability, othering and care that chime with the global pandemic. Drawing from the repertoire of the live production, the film presents five site-specific solos against a backdrop of the stunning ruins of Chilworth Gunpowder Mills, deep in Surrey Hills. The film combines spoken word, dance and an original soundscore from Robert Howat to reflect on transgenerational mourning, the bonds of resistance, and our infinite relationship with the more-than-human.

Developed from the legacy of ‘I’ve Lost You Only To Discover That I Have Gone Missing’, the film, and the research that informs it, grasps the social, political, and environmental inequalities of loss, voice, intimacy, vulnerability, destruction and care. In doing so, Moving with the Trouble tunes our attention to micro-activisms present in movement exchange as we show up to collective understandings of the reterritorialization of power and privilege in more-than-human ways.

In parallel to the premiere screening of Moving with the Trouble at Dutch Dance Days, Beatrice Allegranti will be giving a keynote and a workshop on the 2nd October for the European Dance Movement Therapy Symposium: Moving Kinship with the More-than-Human: Choreography, Affect and the Brain.

The Dutch Dance Days (Nederlandse Dansdagen) is an annual festival that takes place every year in Maastricht. In the first week of October, a range of dance performances and the best of Dutch dance are performed.

The premiere screening is accessible online at 13:30 on 2nd October (available for 24 hours). You can buy a Passe Partout for €15 and have access to 20 dance events here.