Joe Moran Trip Space Residency
Open morning classes - Conversation - Research
Trip Space Projects, London
Mon 26 - Thurs 29 Sept

This September, choreographer Joe Moran is in residence at Trip Space for the penultimate part of his Why Everyone Wants What We’ve Got research project. Joe offers open morning classes (Mon 26 - Thurs 29 Sept), an informal afternoon conversation with choreographer Jonathan Burrows (Mon 26 Sept, 1-3pm) and will continue research on his new ensemble work On The Habit of Being Oneself that will preimere in 2017 .

Open Morning Class
On The Habit of Being Ourselves

Mon 26 – Thurs 29 Sept, 10.30am-12pm
£5: drop-in

On The Habit of Being Ourselves
is a morning class/workshop format that investigates the concerns of Moran’s new stage work On The Habit of Being Oneself. Classes focus on Joe’s ongoing investigations into perceptual inquiry as a generative choreographic practice, unmediated dancing, and experiential/ anatomical approaches. With a central focus on the possibilities of surrendering intention and choice-making, sessions explore embodied perceptual or conceptual practices in dancing that complicate our subjectivities (or habit of being ourselves), whilst opening space to witness and consider that perhaps we are always-already choreographed. We will move further, onto the notion that 'freedom is a psychokinetic skill’ (DD Dorvillier). We will consider the ramifications of continuous motion, and influences from Eva Karczag and Deborah Hay will be present throughout the week.

Joe Moran & Jonathan Burrows in conversation

Why Everyone Wants What We’ve Got
Mon 26 Sept, 1-3pm
Free however booking required

Joe Moran invites choreographer Jonathan Burrows to join him for an informal public conversation considering why dance and dancing endures, and perhaps has re-emerged, as so compelling and fascinating across so many contexts. From their individual perspectives, together they will grapple to answer Why Everyone Wants What We’ve Got. Read more

Trip Space Projects
Arches 339-340
Acton Mews
London E8 4EA


Joe Moran is a choreographer with a wide-ranging practice incorporating touring theatre and gallery works, lecture-performances, and curatorial projects. His work tackles contemporary propositions in dance, performance and critical thought. Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation, through which his performance and curatorial work is produced, Joe is a Dance4 Associate Artist and  Sadler’s Wells Summer University Artist (2015-2018). He is currently completing Why Everyone Wants What We’ve Got (2015-2016), a two-year research project speaking up for dance’s critical acumen. Recent commissions and touring include Live Creations, a performance-based exhibition at Delfina Foundation (2016), Block Universe/fig-2 at the ICA (2015) the first step in a collaboration with sculptor Eva RothschildDavid Roberts Art Foundation (Frieze, 2014), Nottingham Contemporary (2014), Assembly (UK tour, 2014), The Modulated Body (2013) commissioned by Ordovas for its Bacon/Rodin exhibition, and The Place Prize (2013). His first drawing exhibition, Tracks and Lines was presented at Gallery Lejeune (Oct – Dec 2015). Joe’s recent work Arrangement will have its first stand-alone UK and international tour in 2017.

This residency is part of the final event series of Why Everyone Wants What We've Got, a two-year research project of performance, events, workshops and residencies speaking up for the critical acumen of dance.
Why Everyone Wants What We’ve Got is curated by Joe Moran, produced by Dance Art Foundation and supported by Arts Council England, Block Universe, Chisenhale Dance Space, Dance4, David Roberts Art Foundation, Delfina Foundation, ICA and Sadler's Wells. Images: On the Habit of Being Oneself by Joe Moran, in development at Delfina Foundation | On the Habit of Being Oneself (research image), photography: Jesus Ubera Biedma.