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Detective Work is a new duet, choreographed by Seke Chimutengwende in collaboration with Stephanie McMann, which explores choreography as a process of creating and solving mysteries. 


The performance is a web of fragmented scenes and dances that occur and reoccur in ever-changing permutations. Working in counterpoint to one another, the performers come at the material from every angle, rearranging the evidence in different configurations.


Detective Work channels the relationship between mystery and multiplicity - the sense that there are many possible outcomes to any single process. Shifting between the absurd, the melancholic and the uncanny, the show invites us into a place of constant questioning that ultimately feels hopeful.


In this moment of great uncertainty, Detective Work looks to mystery as an antidote to despair. 

Choreography: Seke Chimutengwende, in collaboration with Stephanie McMann

Performance: Seke Chimutengwende & Stephanie McMann


Lighting Designer: Jackie Shemesh


Costume Designer: Annie Pender


Composer: Jamie McCarthy

Rehearsal Director: Helena Webb

Dramaturg: Charlie Ashwell

Trailer: Eleanor Sikorski


Commissioned by NEUROLIVE



11th - 13th November 2021, Siobhan Davies Studios


Film screenings of Detective Work at Goldsmiths, with neuroscience study

25th & 26th April 2022, 2pm - 6pm, Goldsmiths cinema 

Photos by Hugo Glendinning

Detective Work

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