List Of Performance Works

29 Year List of Salamanda Tandem (ST) Works 1990 – 2018

Salamanda Tandem Gratefully Acknowledge Arts Council England, Arts Council East Midlands and Arts Council Grants for The Arts Through The National Lottery who have supported all the following new works:

Callanish 1990 (ST)                              The launch of the Bonington gallery Trent University as a performance venue. Directed: by Isabel Jones, with Peter Byworth, Sculptor Jo Ingleby and Composer Mark Ingleby. Commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council

In-accessibility – 1991 (ST)                 Nott dance festival Commission for Bonnington Gallery. Nottingham. Co-choreographers Peter Byworth, Isabel Jones and Lee Parkinson. Sculptor: Jo Fairfax. Composer Isabel Jones

Sound Round Robin – 1991 (ST)      For 18 dancers with and without sight with Lewis Jones, Music composed by Isabel Jones. Choreographed by Isabel Jones and Peter Byworth, Conceptual development Lewis Jones. Bonnington Gallery Nottingham. Design Joe Wright

Resonance – 1991 (ST)                     Commissioned by ‘Nott Dance’ Directed by Isabel Jones, Sculptor Jo Fairfax, co-choreographer Peter Byworth. Dancers Isabel Jones and Peter Byworth. Composer Isabel Jones

Same Oranges Different Clothes    1992 (ST)         Commissioned by ‘New Works’ Nottingham City for Angel Row Gallery. Directed by Isabel Jones, Sculptor Jo Fairfax, co-choreographer Peter Byworth. Dancers Isabel Jones and Peter Byworth. Composer Mark Ingleby

Smell Of the Blue – 1992 – 1993 Eye Contact Dance Company (ST)    Commisioned by Drake Music. A national touring performance for 12 blind, visually impaired and sighted dancers, plus sound beam. Directed by Isabel Jones. Music composed by Duncan Chapman with the company. Libretto: Lewis Jones. Design Janet Flynn

Dreams of Falling and Flying 1993 (ST)               Commissioned by Tamworth Borough Council. Directed by Isabel Jones, Co-composers / Performers Vivien Ellis and Isabel Jones. Sculptor Jo Fairfax

House is My Reflection 1994 (ST)     Commissioned by Nott Dance for Bonnington Art Gallery. Toured to Purcell Rooms, South Bank Centre, Tamworth media Centre, and to National Landmark Buildings including The Athenaeum, Burry St Edmunds in Suffolk. Directed by Isabel Jones. Sculptor Jo Fairfax, co-composers / performers Vivien Ellis and Isabel Jones and Japanese Butoh dancer Naomi Mutoh.

Sub Vision 1994 – 1996   Eye Contact Dance Company (ST)  Funded through a British Telecom Award. A national touring multi sensory performance for 12 – 15 blind, visually impaired and sighted dancers involving synaesthesia and the 5 senses. Co-Directors; Isabel Jones and Lewis Jones, Concept Lewis Jones, Co-Choreographers: Guizers Dance Mime Theatre; Keith Barlow and Johnny Haynes. Music Duncan Chapman and Isabel Jones, Design Diane Bailey. Supported by Consultant Bill Gee

Light House 1996 (ST)                          Commissioned by Now Festival for Wollaton Hall, Museum Nottinghams. The 2nd in a series of 3 dance / light / voice / sculpture works which toured nationally to historic landmarks with Japanese Butoh dancers and medieval singers. Directed by Isabel Jones With Co-composers Vivien Ellis and Isabel Jones. Sculptor Jo Fairfax. Co-choreographer: Naomi Mutoh. Dancers: Naomi Mutoh and Tamami Yamada

Eye Behind the Eye 1998   Eye Contact Dance Company (ST)    A national touring performance revealing the inner world of Lewis Jones as a deafblind man. 12 blind and sighted dancers Concept: Lewis Jones. Co-Choreographers: Keith Barlow, Lisa Craddock and Isabel Jones. Music Isabel Jones

Triptych 1999 (ST)                                 Commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council. Site specific Dance, Music work made for Southwell Minster. Directed by Isabel Jones – with assistant choreographer Julie Hood, Sculptor Jo Fairfax, Co –Composers Vivien Ellis, Isabel Jones and Moira Smiley and haute-couture costume designer Kei Ito and Dancers

Total Immersion – 2000 (ST)                Commissioned by Notts County Council for Watering Seeds. A touring show for 16 performers with learning disabilities, directed by Isabel Jones, Choreographers Lisa Craddock and Eeva Maria Mutka, Music Duncan Chapman, Isabel Jones and Andrew Williams

Triptych Tour 2002 – 2003 (ST)          Touring to Lincoln, Leicester Cathedrals, The Church of The Holy Sepulcre, Northampton. Lakeside Arts Centre and Derby Dance(DEDA) in the East Midlands with regional lottery funding. Involved 8 professional dancers, 4 professional singers, children choir and children’s gamelan orchestra. Directed by Isabel Jones. Co-choreographer: Julie Hood. Co-Composers Isabel Jones, Vivien Ellis and Duncan Chapman. Made possible with an arts council regional arts touring award

Le Festin 2003 (ST)                             New work Commissioned by Lakeside and Dance 4 – A film and dance made for the Gala opening of Nottingham’s new Lakeside Arts Centre. Directed by Isabel Jones with French Sculptor Gerard Renvez.

Via Crucis 2003 Eye Contact Dance Company (ST)    Commisioned by The Richard Roddis Singers. A site specific dance, choral work piece set in Southwell Minster – For full choir and 16 dancers with and without sight. Music – Franz Liszt. Directed by Isabel Jones, Choir master Sinfonia Choral Richard Roddis

Diaspora 2004 (ST and Ifa Yoruba Trust)                     Commissioned Birmingham City Council and WMA. A touring piece of music / dance theatre involving Asian, African and European dancers and musicians. Directed by Isabel Jones. Music: Pretam Singh, Kate Luxmore, Mark Locket, Lecan Babalola, and Dancers

Corrosion 2004 (ST)                  Commissioned by Opera North.           An Installation, performance and Album. Directed by Isabel Jones. Librettist Tony Baker, Co-Composers Isabel Jones and Duncan Chapman and singer Moira Smiley. Sculptor: Gerard Renvez

Dance Light 2004 (ST)                         A new solo dance/sculpture work made for Fermynwoods Gallery, and Warwick Art Gallery. Dancer: Isabel Jones, Sculptor Rosalind Stoddart, Technician / Maker: Andy Eathorne

Stabat Mater 2005 (ST)                       A new dance and choral work. Commission by Lincoln Cathedral for the Easter Vigil, and the Sinfonia Choral choir. Directed by Isabel Jones, Dancers: Karen Mok, Julie Hood and Isabel Jones. Music: Domenico Scarlatti, Singers Sinfonia Chorale and Sculptor Rosalind Stoddart. Also performed at Wirksworth Church with a community dance ensemble

Nipson 2006 (ST)                                  A new solo dance/ sculpture/voice work Commissioned by Oundle International music festival. Directed and performed by Isabel Jones, Music: John Tavener, with Sculptor Rosalind Stoddart

Cor-e-osion 2006 (ST)                         New adaptation of ‘corrosion’ for French tour – to Angers, and Lagrasse involving dance, poetry, sculpture and jazz trio. Directed by Isabel Jones with co-composers Isabel Jones, Duncan Chapman and Tony Baker

Boneskinphonie 2006   (ST and Helena Nicolao)          Commissioned by Dusseldorf Municipal and Arts Council Germany . Dance work made in Collaboration with Choreographer Helena Nicolao in Düsseldorf. Co-directed by Isabel Jones and Helena Nicolao

Site Dance Site Music February 2007 (ST)                              Launch Event –  Site Specific performance for the Community VIP Launch Event at Telford Learning Community. Directed by Isabel Jones with dancers Mickel Smithen and Isabel Jones. Commissioned by Impact Arts and Telford Borough Council

Site Dance Site Music July 2007 – June 2008 (ST)                 Commissioned by Impact Arts. 6 month Residency, 6 month evaluation project, Installation, and series of performances, for a new multi million pound PFI government flagship learning community in Telford. Hadley Learning Community. Directed by Isabel Jones with designer Richard Hughes and co-composers Isabel Jones and Duncan Chapman, photographer Geoffrey Fielding, Co-choreographer Julie Hood, producer Lisa Craddock, a company of disabled dancers and 2000 people engaged in the creative process.

Light and Movement 2005/6/7 (ST)   A silent solo performed 9 times nationally by Isabel. Directed by Isabel Jones, with sculptor Rosalind Stoddart and Andy Eathorne

Red Start Concert Blaison Goyer France May 2007 (ST and the Jazz Trio Three)               A music quartet and site specific performance for a house in France directed by Tony Baker with co-composers Denni, Eric and Isabel Jones.

Site Dances June & July 2007 (ST)   Commissioned by Redmak architects for British Architecture week – 2 site specific performances for launch of 2 new buildings Revive, and Stepping stones in Derby, Directed by Isabel Jones and Julie Hood with a company of disabled dancers

Site Dance Site Music – July 2008 (ST)    Community Launch Event of new building. New Art Exchange.               Directed by Isabel Jones with dancer/choreographer Julie Hood and Mickel Smithen. Music composed by Isabel Jones

New Art Exchange VIP Launch Sept 2008 (ST)  Commissioned by New Art Exchange, Nottingham.  Site Dance Site Music Launch performance for VIP’s at the grand opening of the building, Directed by Isabel Jones with dancers Julie Hood, Isabel Jones and Mickel Smithen. Music composed by Isabel Jones

My place to Learn March 2009 (ST) Dance and Music residency and performance at The Palace Theatre Newark, involving 75 disabled and non disabled school children for their new PFI building project in Newark. Music Isabel Jones and Duncan Chapman, Images Geoffrey Fielding. Commissioned by Notts County Council

Villa Strauli Living Room June 2010 (ST and Helena Nicolao)                     Site Specific Collaboration with Helena Nicolao as part of her artist in residency at Villa Strauli in Winterthur, Switzerland. Co directed Isabel Jones and Helena Nicolao. Music Isabel Jones

Impossible Birds. Oct 2010 (ST, Three and Work+Play)                 A solo voice / dance with French Jazz trio ‘Three’ at the Water Tower, Northamptonshire, and an exhibition of sculpture created by 15 learning disabled people – Work+ Play Music Tony Baker and Three with Isabel Jones

House Concert Leeds. Sept 2010 (ST)  A dance / object solo directed by Isabel Jones with Los Angeles based voice Duet ‘Voco’ and Moira Smiley in Leeds

Impossible Birds July and September 2010 (ST and Work+Play)                   Impossible Birds Exhibition was the culmination of a 3 year project with 45 learning disabled people where Salamanda Tandem trained a local team and supported the development of 28 LD artists and founded Arty Party with Kevin Hodgetts, Disability Development officer. Telford and Wrekin District Council.

Site Dances 2011 (ST)                        Site specific works for Nottingham Contemporary and New Art Exchange. Directed by Isabel Jones, Dancers Isabel Jones and Mickel Smithen. Photographer: Geoffrey Fielding

Can’t Stop Me Shining 2012 (ST)      Sound Art Film on Exhibition for Embrace Arts Leicester. Music: Isabel Jones, Film Kevin Hodgetts, Words Nathan Campbell 

Can’t Stop Me Shining 2014 (ST and Oskabright)      Award to tour nationally to alternative cinemas and festivals with Oskabright Festival of art by learning disabled people

From The River to The Sea 2011 Royal Opera House   Commissioned by the Royal Opera House     Sound Installation /Performance for upper corridor of The Royal Opera House created by composers Duncan Chapman and Isabel Jones 

Architects of Air 1999 – 2014 (ST and AoA)    Osmosis – a performance and participatory project inside the massive luminaria structures made by Alan Parkinson touring internationally for Architects of Air

FRAGILE? Estonia Ad Astra April 2013 (ST)   Commissioned by Baerum Kultuhus Norway with EU funding. Isabel Jones was the UK director/ choreographer and Curator of Fragile working with 21 UK, Norwegian, Estonian and Portuguese performers as well as 80 symposium delegates in site specific / collective performance. The project explores new performance work led by the aesthetic and creativity of visually impaired artists. Directed by Isabel Jones, as the finale to Fragile? A symposium curated by Isabel Jones. Audio Description / Music co-composed by Isabel Jones and Duncan Chapman, with Dancers Indra Slavena and Mickel Smithen

Guesture Corby Cube March – July 2013 (ST)                          Site Specific Residency and Performance at Corby Cube. Council Chamber, staircase, and slope. Commissioned by Fermynwoods Contemporary Art. Isabel Jones Director/ Choreographer. Audio Description and Music co-composed by: Isabel Jones and Duncan Chapman. Dance performers: Indra Slavena and Mickel Smithen.

Ad Astra For The Water Tower June 2013 (ST)      Site Specific performance designed for the artist, Rosalind Stoddard’s home Sculpture, lawn, hedges and living room at The Water Tower. Directed by Isabel Jones. Dancer Indra Slavena, Performer: Mickel Smithen, Composer / Musician: Isabel Jones

Quarry-o-sion September 2013 (ST)  New music and dance Work commissioned by Wirksworth Festival in Shaws Quarry, Derbyshire. A 4-hour durational piece with radio headsets, co-directed by Isabel Jones and Duncan Chapman, Dancer Indra Slavena, technician: Geoffrey Fielding

Touchstone Rufford Craft Centre September 2013 – Oct 2013 (ST)       Site Specific Performance and Salamanda Tandem solo exhibition for Rufford Craft Centre Gallery. Photographer Geoffrey Fielding, Sound installation Isabel Jones and Duncan Chapman. Commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council

Living Room 1999 – 2013 (ST)           Living Room is Salamanda Tandem’s national touring performance installation / research project, supporting learning disabled people and their families and carers to develop their creativity through technology and interaction with some of the UK’s most experienced performance artists Living Room was first staged as a large scale installation / performance piece for 120 disabled young people in Manchester. Living room is also a research project and work in progress and has been seen a number of times in different manifestations with different groups nationally and is aimed at the exploration of spontaneous movement and sound in performance

Living Room 2002 – 2012 (ST)     Commissioned by  Leeds University PCI,   Zion Arts Centre, Manchester DIGM 2002, The Arts Centre Telford 2004 and 2005, Nottingham Rosehill Special School 2005, Bretton Hall PCI 2006, Leeds University Parkinson Building Gallery 2007, Nottingham Trent University 2007, Grimsby Special School 2009, Rufford Craft Centre 2011; Nottinghamshire County Council, Grimsby Special School 2011, Leeds PCI Student Union for Ludus Festival 2012

Made In Corby Touchstone Corby CubeMarch 2014 (ST)                                     Site Specific Performance at Corby Cube. On the slope going through the library. Commissioned by Made In Corby with Fermynwoods Contemporary Art. Isabel Jones Director/ Choreographer. Audio Description and Music co-composed by: Isabel Jones & Duncan Chapman. Performers: Isabel Jones, Duncan Chapman and Mickel Smithen.

ReSound June 2013 (Woodend Barn)                                     Children’s Opera in Aberdeenshire, involving 120 rural school children, written and directed by composer Duncan Chapman, and singer Isabel Jones. Commissioned by Woodend Barn Aberdeenshire:

Open Doors March /June 2014 (VIVA)       Commissioned by VIVA Orchestra. 3 new music Orchestral Concerts and installation with VIVA Orchestra at Ashmount Special School Loughborough and De’Montfort Hall, Leicester codirected/composed by Duncan Chapman and Isabel Jones. With 16 learning disabled children and their teachers alongside 8 Orchestral players.

White Cane June 2014 (ST)                 New Site Specific Work commissioned by Ludus Festival and The Department of Performance and Culture, Leeds Uni. For Victoria Gardens in Central Leeds. Directed by Isabel Jones and Duncan Chapman, A performance led by 2 Visually impaired performers: Mickel Smithen and Takashi Kikuchi. Co-Composers Isabel Jones, Duncan Chapman and Takashi Kikuchi

Can’t Stop Me Shining December 2014 (ST and VoArte)                              International screening with VoArte’s International film festival in Lisbon

Internet of Soft Things 2015 (ST, MIND, and Nottingham Trent University) Commissioned by Trent University Product Design Three  films made by photographer Geoffrey Fielding and director/composer Isabel Jones, as part of a AHRC funded research project exploring person centred therapy, product design and computer science. The films have been shown nationally and internationally at many conferences on wellbeing and design during the autumn of 2015. Including ITAG: international gaming conference in Nottingham, Increasing Access in Mental Health Care Kings Fund London, Art, Design and New Technology for Health and the V and A,

White Cane 2016 and 2017 and 2018 (ST) UK National Tour a series of new site specific works Salamanda Tandem’s composers Isabel Jones and Duncan Chapman have received the prestigious Sound and Music composer / curator award to set up a national tour of White Cane with Viola Player Takashi Kikuchi, and performer Mickel Smithen. The work is also supported by Arts Council England. It toured to Spitalfields Contemporary Music Festival 2016 and 2017, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival Spring and Autumn 2016 and Colchester First Sight Gallery Spring and Autumn 2016. The Curve Leicester with People Dancing Winter 2017. And a whisper that we’ll be taking it to Japan and Tokyo’s Ueno Park.

11 Million Reasons to Dance Audio Description People Dancing 2017; a series of 20 audio description works commissioned my people Dancing, composed by Isabel Jones, to accompany this internationally successful exhibition of photographs featuring disabled performers who dance. People Dancing Director Louise Wildish, Photographer Sean Goldthorpe

SoundWalk into Wellbeing (ST) Oct 2016, Spring and Summer 2017, Winter 2018 Commissioned with support from Better Carers Fund. Spring and Summer 2017, Winter 2018. 4 unique performance events designed for 4 seasons. Concept and designed by Isabel Jones and Biant Singh (Co-Production Social Worker, Notts County Council) . Music composed by Isabel Jones and Duncan Chapman. Tabla Biant Singh


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