On the Patterns we Gaze (2019) is a time-specific choreography by Ellen Jeffrey. Taking place in Grubbins Wood (Lancashire) for both human and more-than-human audiences, the performance occurred in the last of the light, spanning a site's durational shift through nightfall.

The work was performed by Jenny Reeves, Lucy Starkey and Aimee Williamson, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and supported by Lancaster University and Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Twilight in the wood, and the blue hues of the almost-night create a gentle glow. As the dancers turn, the edges of their bodies catch the last of the light and I can just make out the mud and twigs clinging to their forms, telling me something of the exchange taking place between bodies and site, materials and motion.”

Ellen Jeffrey

Photos this page: Rebecca Richards