Video Documentation

Watch two full length videos documenting live performances of No-How Generator below. Scroll down for full credits.

Top: Video documentation of premiere performance on 10 October, 2019, at Nottingham Contemporary, UK.

Bottom: Video documentation of performance on 24 November, 2021, at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Choreographer and performer: Matthias Sperling
Collaborating performer: Katye Coe
Guest performer (10 October 2019): Jennifer Lacey
Guest performer (24 November 2021): Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, with raw clay figures made by Nissa Nishikawa
Lighting and space design: Jackie Shemesh
Clothing design: Alexa Pollmann
Clothing fabrication: Mabel Luz Flores
Sound consultant: Joel Cahen
Graphic design: Victoria Ford
Video production: Matthew Cawrey
Producer: Iris Chan

No-How Generator embarks from the question: If knowledge-generation is a fundamentally embodied process, can we see and experience it happening in a dance performance?

Performed with Katye Coe and joined by a different guest performer each time, No-How Generator invites you to experience a ritual-like performance that connects scientific perspectives on embodied cognition with more magical ways of knowing, such as divination, alchemy, shamanism or hypnosis.

With both seriousness and gently subversive humour, the work reflects on a dance performance’s potential to serve as a collective experience where particular forms of knowing are conjured into being – for performers and audience members alike.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Midlands4Cities, Dance4, Siobhan Davies Dance and Sadler’s Wells.