‘Body Stories’ maps dancer Gerry Turvey’s journey of injury, through the threading and weaving of the different art forms, acknowledging how physical trauma has created her personal body story. The Body Stories project developed over a two year period in artist residencies at Huddersfield Art Gallery ( November 2013), as part of the Space, Time, Tools, Advice scheme at IOU Theatre Space, Halifax, ( August 2013), and The MillSpace at Leeds Industrial Museum (2012). She was joined by collaborators; Roger Bygott (visual art) June Gersten Roberts (film) and Vanessa Grasse (choreographic direction)
2015 Following further invasive investigation into breast tissue last autumn Gerry is exploring the ideas and concepts behind the journey through our physical and personal landscape. These are some images from a playful time together with her collaborators June Gersten Roberts and Roger Bygott.
2014 Body Stories will start a new project in Lausanne Switzerland in Aug this year in collaboration with Manivelle Theatre en Movement. Saturday Aug 30. Gerry will run a workshop on the themes and ideas from the Body Stories Project. For more information contact
Thank You also to our Funders: Arts Council England, Kirklees Council, IOU, Edgehill University
TURVEYWORLD Dance @Huddersfield Art gallery. Residency and performances Oct 21-Nov 9th 3013.
To see the film of the performance please click here: http://vimeo.com/86773888 We would welcome your comments about the ideas the collaboration or your own body stories.
The residency was amazingly successful, with all the performances full, and many visitors to the gallery during the weeks we were in residence. Gerry Turvey (performer and Artistic director) was in collaboration with Roger Bygott (visual art) June Gersten Roberts (film) and Vanessa Grasse (direction) was a very rich and creative team of artists. We worked intuitively and responded to the work of each discipline to discover new and exciting outcomes
People who visited the gallery added to the installation by writing their own body stories on luggage labels and hanging them in the space.