As a Berlin-based artist and writer, I am interested in performing both the role of creator and commentator; insider and outsider; actor and reactor. By realising my ideas through performance projects and collaborative art and reflecting on them through writing and dance journalism, I find myself playing at the intersection of these dense and overlapping domains.
‘Stories In Motion’ is the name under which I present my past and current productions. My work stems from a fascination with movement, language and the relationship between place and imagination. I am interested in what kind of stories, improvised or set, real or fictitious, emerge out of site-specific and installation-based encounters.
Inspired by an eclectic mix of artists and researchers, my work carries traces from James Joyce’s stream of conscious, Janet Cardiff’s audio walks, the growing field of ‘inventive methods’ within Sociology and the improvisation practice and stage work of Maya M Carroll.
Beatrix Joyce holds a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London and an MA in Critical & Creative Analysis from Goldsmiths, London. She has worked with Candida Powell-Williams, Ali Eisa & Sebastian Lloyd Rees, Anne Sofie Vermund and Michela Filzi. She performs improvisation as part of the ‘Sound of Words’ project, a collaboration between poetry, dance and music, led by Cecília Erismann. She is a regular contributor to the online magazine Berlin Art Link and a member of the 4.5 Saetze team; a dance blog promoting increased reflexivity and experimentation in writing on contemporary dance.