Traces of Places

Dance-for-camera work. 10 minutes. Choreography - Sue Hawksley with Freya Jeffs; performer - Freya Jeffs; camera, direction, editing, sound - Roddy Simpson
R & D supported by the Workroom, Glasgow. Thanks also to the Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh.
© a Roddy Simpson/articulate animal production

photo: Roddy Simpson

When you can move through a house blindfolded it belongs to you ...
as if you were a blueprint of your house.
(Michael Oondatje, 1989)

A dancer moves through the mnemonic traces of places which inhabit and haunt her presence; shifting between 'here and now' and 'there and then', kinaesthetic memories unfold, rewind, and interweave.

Traces of Places has been screened at:
DANCE: FILM 11 Shorts Programme - BBC Big Screen, Edinburgh, 2011
Jump Cut Dance Film Festival. New Works programme, screening with live performance. Dundee, 2012
Glow Dance Film Festival. Hereford, 2012
U Dance Festival Fresh Takes. Southbank Centre, London, 2012
Les 25es Instants Video Festival. Cairo, October 2012, Tokyo, 2013
Sonica 2012. CCA Glasgow, 10 2012


Hawksley, S. (2012) Traces of Places. The Peripatetic Studio. Available from:

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