During a residency at the Lake Studios Berlin in June 2020 I asked colleagues to send me a dance of theirs that I would learn, audio describe and add to a growing archive of described dances. The dances that I received exist as words and texts and as shared body memory. They can be listened to or read on paper. They can be transmitted or learned and circulate until they grow into something else that needs a description of its own. 

This first dispatch includes works by FIA Neises, Anna Nowicka, Isabel Lewis and Vincent Riebeek. They are delicate and funny, making up for weird combinations and unexpected trajectories. And most of all they are a great reminder that dance can be at the most beautiful when it extends beyond the visual. 


The readings of the descriptions were recorded at a shared evening with Jessy Tuddenham on the 26th of June at the Lake Studios. 


Many Thanks to Marcela Giesche, Andreas Brüning and Jess Curtis for their support and advise!


Transcripts of the Archive of Described Dances
1st Dispatch (Anna Nowicka, Isabel Lewis
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