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No-How Generator embarks from the question: If knowledge-generation is a fundamentally embodied process, can we see and experience it happening in a dance performance?

Performed with Katye Coe and joined by a different guest performer each time, Matthias Sperling’s new work invites you to experience a ritual-like performance that connects perspectives from embodied cognitive science with shamanism and hypnosis. With both seriousness and gently subversive humour, the work reflects on a dance performance’s potential to serve as a collective experience where particular forms of knowing are conjured into being – for performers and audience members alike.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Midlands4Cities, Dance4 and Siobhan Davies Dance.

Arrive at 6.15pm and catch the pop-up performance of Thirst by Joe Moran in the cafe at Nottingham Contemporary.

Creation and performance: Matthias Sperling
Performance: Katye Coe
Lighting and space design: Jackie Shemesh
Producer: Iris Chan

No-How Generator by Matthias Sperling
presented at Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross
Nottingham, NG1 2GB

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