Aim: to make a duet

Obstacle: our geographical location in distant cities

Solution: production of a Duet-by-Correspondence

An experiment in process and product, fact and fiction, collaboration and communication

We present a duet-by-correspondence in reaction to our physical and professional situations. We cannot be physically together. Our choreographic process is one of writing, back and forth, producing material and taking compositional decisions, via our blog. The product is the process from the page to the stage.


In this show we will lie. We will appear in each other’s imaginings. We will have long one-sided conversations. We will be silent. We will type over one another. We will not listen. We will misinterpret. We will be alone. We will be together. We will dance. We will perform a process. We will perform our process. We will be each other’s audience. We will hide. We will pretend. We will disagree. We will be absolutely honest.

Choreographers/performers Iris Chan and Gillie Kleiman
Photography Lucy Monaghan

Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Resolution! at The Place, London, 12 January 2009
Public Announcement at Dance City, Newcastle, 8 May 2009
As installation/conversation at WHAT NOW, Siobhan Davies Studios, London, 18 and 19 April 2009