With over 30 years’ experience as a professional dancer and founder of Axial Dance, Ruth Jones has created a 15 minute choreography which will be performed in Sadler’s Yard, a beautiful public square situated in central Manchester, beside Victoria Station.
Prior to the performances, six dancers will walk five selected routes across central Manchester to physically mark the level of air pollution, specifically, black carbon (PM2.5) present in the city. Readings will be taken an hour before each performance, and illustrated through the hi tech wearables.
Ruth’s specialism in outdoor and sited movement work have been beneficial in creating choreography which beautifully magnifies the act of breathing and walking, and how the human body can be used as a sensor to measure the risk of air pollution as we commute through cities. In her choreographed performance, breath takes center stage acting as the soundtrack for the performers as the exhibit Kasia Molga’s Human Sensor.