Marguerite Caruana Galizia is a London based dance maker, artist researcher, blogger and Pilates teacher.
My work reflects a longstanding obsession with space: framed, fragmented, continuous, and discontinuous. I use real spaces, (frames, doorways, windows), and virtual spaces (projections, mirrors) to frame and fragment the body. Circularity and strangeness are recurring themes.
Technology has been another interest. I worked with digital tools (motion tracking, depth cameras, projectors) as well as analogue ones (floor-tape, frames, mirrors). I devised movement through my interaction with these tools, deeply integrating the technology into my compositional process. The intimacy and nuance required by this approach led to my current interest in the practice of what I call ‘self-choreography’.
I envisage ‘self-choreography’ as an intimate practice that expands beyond the setting of material or the expression of individuality, to encompass an embedded-ness in space, place, time and body in a co-creative dance.