October 14, 2018

Bakani Pick-Up

Yenza Into


Performance by dancer and choreographer Bakani Pick-Up in the context of the exhibition The New Life by Anthea Hamilton

Bakani Pick-Up is a freelance choreographer and dancer. He has previously worked with Anthea Hamilton in her Tate Britain ‘The Squash’ exhibition. His work and practice centre around compositional improvisation for movement, how the process to create can be used as a means to compose performance through occurrence. At Secession he will present a solo entitled “Yenza Into” exploring notions of body as space, body as sculpture and how this can relate, detract and coexist in spaces where the body is passive and non-political. A combination of dance and performance art as an exploration of devising tools to create a neutral body in a not so neutral space.


Pick-Up has presented and created work at Dance4, Trinity Laban and Falmouth University  (incorporating Dartington). In 2019 he will be taking his company to perform at the London School of Contemporary Dance.

Anthea Hamilton will be present.

An event by the friends of the Secession