|Petra studied at London Contemporary Dance School before joining the postgraduate company EDge (2006) where she danced pieces by e.g. Siobhan Davies and Trisha Brown. Her UK dance credits include AlettaCollins's Les Noces and Dido and Aeneas (Opera North 2007) and Red Balloon (ROH2 2009), Anna Williams's Clearing (commissioned by The Place Prize 2008) and I Am Falling directed by Carrie Cracknell (Gate Theatre,London). She has performed her own works in e.g. The International Solo-Tanz-Theatre Festival in Stuttgart and was in 2007 commissioned by the Leche Trust to choreograph for EDge06. Petra is also a member of IPL (International Performers Lab) under direction of Khosro Adibi (BE/NL) and is a founding member of WerkstArt. At the moment Petra is currently working with Fevered Sleep for the production of The Forest.
Extensions and Rooms
Extensions and Rooms is a solo score that evolves around my ideas relating to an interest and investigation of "presence". Layered within the qualities of recognizing our continuous part in our creating new environments and "rooms". Spaces for ourselves and for others to meet, act and be present inside.
This project is a freestanding continuation of the piece Intentions and Rooms, first developed in 2006 for the postgraduate company EDge together with the performers Antonio de la Fe Guedes and Noemi Viana.
Concept, performance and sound: Petra Soor