Private dancer

Parker, Janice and Layzell, Richard (2009) Private dancer. [Performance]


Richard Layzell is a central collaborator in this process and has the title of Creative Director on the team. Private Dancer is a new performance work that takes place in and around a specially designed and built 'house'. The house is a large, realistically scaled installation that contains 5 individual rooms. Each room is filled with the personal memorabilia and objects that belong to 5 solo dancers who each inhabit one of the rooms and who perform there to an audience of one. We, as audience, are invited to enter their private domain. It is secretive and intimate, and as a performance arena the room opens a portal to a normally unseen and unknown perspective of a disabled person.

Layzell's roles in the development, production and performance of the work were as follows: as a mentor to, and central collaborator with, Janice Parker; as visual and installation artist to create the concept, design and construction of the 'house'; as a performer, in the key role of 'host', within the work.

Five star review in Glasgow Herald

Venue Details

  1. Private Dancer
    • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
    • Dates: Sep 2009

  2. Edinburgh Fringe Festival
    • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Dates: 17-21 Aug 2009

Item Type: Performance
Additional Information: Private Dancer was chosen by Scottish Arts Council for their Made in Scotland award and shown at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 17-21 August 2010.
It was selected for production in November 2010 for the IETM Festival in Glasgow.
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts
A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts (ResCen)
Item ID: 3270
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Depositing User: Lucia Piquero
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 08:00
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2023 11:17

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