A structured improvisation by choreographer Hannah Buckley in response to Hockneyʼs autobiography of the same title. She believes that Hockney’s thoughts on photography and drawing are transferable to movement, choreography and the body with his concepts of time and space providing the foundations for the piece. We Are Willow were invited to write a score of music to accompany the choreography with the final composition evolving into both song and instrumental.
Commissioned by Aquinas Sixth Form College, Stockport and performed at the Buxton Fringe Festival. The piece was then re worked and performed at The Whitworth Art Gallery for the ‘The Hockney Loft Party’ event in response to the ‘Hockney To Hogarth : A Rakes Progress’ exhibition.
MUSIC | Chris Butler & Simon Connor
EVENT | Buxton Fringe Festival & The Whitworth Gallery – Hockney Loft Party