First On The Heel
Liverpool Improvisation CollectiveTommy Husband
OUTPUT is proud to present a new filmed collaboration between director Tommy Husband & Liverpool Improvisation Collective. The film First on the heel documents an off-the-cuff exploration of various spaces within The Bridewell, a studio / gallery complex built as a police station in 1846. Through dance and fragmented dialogue, the film investigates different possibilities of bodies within spaces, keying in to legacies of play and performance.

Liverpool Improvisation Collective (LIC) is a dance artist organisation founded in 1999, led by Mary Prestidge, Andrea Buckley and Paula Hampson. In 2009, LIC founded a designated dance research studio at Bluecoat Contemporary Arts Centre. A new phase of creative projects began supported in part by Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Dance Initiative, NorthWest dance agencies, and Arts Council England. The studio is an artist-led dance space used for research, rehearsal, workshops and performance. It provides a vital context and resource for artists to share their work. LIC have produced an extensive programme of training and performance opportunities to support their own artistic development and that of the wider community.

Tommy Husband is a writer, director, filmmaker and musician. His recent focus on music videos has seen him working with Stealing Sheep & Ex-Easter Island Head among others. The handheld, improvised and balletic nature of his camerawork has led to multiple collaborations with dancers, including 2022’s OUTPUT project Unease with dancer Aline Costa.

OUTPUT no longer has a permanent gallery space - many thanks to FACT Liverpool for hosting this screening in The Box.

Please note - tickets for this screening are offered free via Eventbrite, but spaces are limited - if you purchase a ticket and are unable to attend please contact output@iwfltd.com to cancel so that someone else can take your spot!

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