Presenting Christopher Matthews (2012) is the culminating work of Janessa Clark's Master's studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. It follows artist Christopher Matthews and his London-based dance company throughout their 2011-12 European touring season of the work Vicious Terrain. In Clark's thesis, 'Vicious Terrain: Rupturing Choreography Through Co-Authorship' she directly interrogates and disrupts feedback loops and the roles of choreographer, performer, and spectator within live performance. The resulting production generated new knowledge on the liveness of performance, the triadic agent, and the liminality of story-telling (Clark, J. 2012).
Performed by Janessa Clark in collaboration with Christopher Matthews and his company, London 2012.
Christopher Matthews Company is a London based performance group working on the edges of dance and choreography. The company was birthed out of a desire to experiment with the possibilities beyond the physical, virtuosic palette, focusing more on the theoretical ramifications of doing, making, problematizing and being.
Founded in 2007, Christopher Matthews Company has been fortunate to create, perform and teach in over a dozen countries. With the founding of its core group of artists, Christopher Matthews Company began exploring the realm of evening length works and has thus far produced ten projects that weave together dance, performance, and visual art.
Please visit the company's website for more information: christophermatthewscompany.blogspot.co.uk