- “HOW TO BECOME A GONER” with DarkMarik
Artist Malik Nashad Sharpe is in the midst of a two month long stay in Stockholm. During their time in Stockholm Malik Nashad Sharpe is in residence and presents their work ‘He’s Dead’ at MDT; they are a guest teacher at the bachelor in Dance Performance programme at SKH and is researching their new solo work “GONER”, which was also presented as a work in progress at the queer dance festival “My Wild Flag” in early September.
On Friday, September 23rd, DarkMarik invites us to take part in and to contribute to the research and universe of GONER and horror at large. There will be a movement workshop, conversations and a movie night. The offering centres around articulating horror within a choreographic framework, looking at the movement practices used in horror films, horror in prose, in television, and the mundane…
Step 1: Move into a mysterious building with flickering lights and broken windows on the top of a hill
Step 2: Wear a High School-style uniform from a school that doesn’t exist
Step 3: Get bitten
Step 4: Walk extremely slowly whilst looking around at ominous surroundings
Step 5: Do not perceive a danger that literally everyone else can see
Step 666: Go into the dark, listen to suspenseful music
Come in your PJS, bring a blanket – we’ll provide the popcorn!
- About the artist
Malik Nashad Sharpe is an artist working with choreography. Creating primarily underneath the aliases Marikiscrycrycry and DarkMarik, he creates performances that are formally engaged with the construction of atmosphere, affect, and dramaturgy.
His works have been presented internationally and across contexts including Battersea Arts Centre (UK), ICA (UK), Gessnerallee (CH), The Yard (UK), Betty Nansen (DK), The Place (UK), Schauspielhaus (AT), Kampnagel (DE), Dansehallerne (DK), MAI (CA), Theatre La Chapelle (CA), Rich Mix (UK), Tramway (UK), Theatre in the Mill (UK), Nottingham Contemporary (UK), Quarterhouse Folkestone (UK), Beursshcouwburg (BE), Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts (UK), Cambridge Junction (UK), EWerk (DE), Centre for Human Rights in the Arts (USA), CCA Glasgow (UK), amongst others. His newest work High Bed Lower Castle with Ellen Furey premiered at FTA (CA) in 2022. As a movement director, he has worked on the creative teams of Fairview (Young Vic), The Glow (Royal Court), Two-Character Play (Hampstead Theatre), Effigies of Wickedness (Gate/English National Opera), Scandaltown (Lyric Hammersmith), Closer (Lyric Hammersmith), with an upcoming production of Henry V (Shakespeare’s Globe), and he has held artistic residencies at Sadler’s Wells (UK), Barbican Open Labs (UK), Primary (UK), and CCN Caen (FR).
He has performed and modeled for Telfar SS18 (UK), Charles Jeffrey at LFW20 (UK), Vivienne Westwood at PFW AW21-22 (FR), and has been featured in publications including British Vogue, American Vogue, Vogue Polska, Dazed, Dazed Beauty, Crack Magazine, Howlround Theatre Commons, i-D, Nowness, Love Magazine, Bricks, amongst others. He was named by Attitude Magazine as a Rising Star in Dance in 2019, and on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for his leading contribution to the arts and culture in Europe.
He graduated with a BA in Dance (Highest Honours) from Williams College in 2014, and holds a Diploma in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban, where he won the Simone Michelle Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2013. He is currently an Associate Artist at The Place, and a studio resident of Somerset House Studios. He lives in London, UK.
- How to sign up
23.09.2022 – from 14:00 until late.
14:00 – 14:20 Arrivals
14:20 – 14:30 Introductions
14:30 – 15:40 Watch Ep 2. of All Of Us Are Dead
15:40 – 16:00 Discussion
16:00 – 16:30 Warmup
16:30 – 17:30 5-Step Zombie Programme (Movement-based)
17:30 – 18:00 Comfort Break
18:00 – 19:30 WATCH ‘No One Gets Out Alive’
19:30 – 21:10 WATCH ‘#Alive’
21:20 – 23:35 WATCH ‘Nope’
23:40 – end WATCH ‘Climax’.
Joining later in the day or during the evening will be possible. All are welcome, professional dance experience not necessary.
Food will be available during the evening for purchase at cost price. Please specify in the sign up sheet if you have any food allergies or specifications.
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Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance Situation Room is a format part of Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.