LEVERHULME ARTIST IN RESIDENCE CHOREOGRAPHER ROSIE KAY AND SLUTS OF POSSESSION

 

In 2013, Kay became Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the University of Oxford, using the archive of the Pitts Rivers Museum to create Sluts of Possession with Brazilian dance artist Guilherme Miotto . She worked with the Director of The Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Professor Stanley Ulijaszek, research partner Dr Karin Eli, Dr Noel Lobley (Head of Ethnomusicology), Dr Christopher Morton (Head of Film and Photography at the Pitt Rivers) and Dr Clare Harris to develop the piece. Performed by Kay and Miotto, Sluts of Possession featured at Dance Base at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, honing in on trance-like states and tribal ritual.