an international festival of expanded choreography initiated and curated by H2DANCE


Wed 5 + Thurs 6 JUN, 12—5pm
APT Gallery
Back room
6 Creekside
London SE8 4SA

H2DANCE/Hanna Gillgren’s video series SKIN in collaboration with film-maker Jo Cork.

A series of independent short films were made during a residency at Firstsite gallery Colchester in January 2023 in collaboration with Young Art Kommunity (YAK), choreographer/ performer Adrienne Ming, visual artist/performer Sian Fan, filmmaker Jo Cork and Marley and sound artist Ross Flight.

The films all draw from the skin as our largest organ; its qualities, how it connects us, and what our skin can tell us about our stories.

Concept and choreography by
Hanna Gillgren
Directed and edited by
Jo Cork
Sound composition by
Ross Flight
Camera by
Marley, Jo Cork, Hanna Gillgren, Ria Hull, Zach Gascoyne, Beth Hull
Performances by
Ming, Sian Fan, Anna, Ben Goodman, Felix Page, Freya Knopp, Genevieve Vander Arend, Izzie, Izzy, Lara, Luke Scragg, Mischa, Willa Coode-Robins, Ria Hull, Zach Gascoyne
Funded by Arts Council England and DYCP

PHOTOS: Hanna Gillgren


Hanna gillgren

Hanna Gillgren (UK/SE) is a choreographer, performer, curator, facilitator and lecturer working between UK, Sweden and Norway. Her work explores the relationship between voice, movement, language and collaborative practice. She is fascinated by meetings of differences, coming together with peers from all walks of life to disseminate what choreography can be; how it can simultaneously be a vehicle for social change, art, curation, and politics. 

Her practice spans movement, writing, hosting, curating, drawing, and film. 

Hanna has co-directed H2DANCE together with Heidi Rustgard since 2000 and in 2018, they co-founded Fest en Fest, an international festival for expanded choreography that presents UK and Nordic artists working across dance, performance, written and visual arts. 

Hanna is also a part-time senior lecturer in choreography and dance practice at Roehampton University in London. Hanna will be part of the first cohort of Rose Choreographic School at Sadler’s Wells 2024-26.

Portrait of Jo Cork


Jo Cork is an independent dance artist, choreographer, screendance practitioner, and dance film maker, drawing on exploration of the human experience to create her work. She is interested in the territory between choreographic practice and film composition and in finding effective ways to use digital formats of work to bring contemporary dance to broader audiences and more diverse venues.

In 2016, she completed the award winning dance film, Sensate and has since developed numerous screendance works including films, multi-screen/device and hologram installations, and pieces utilising QR codes and elements of augmented reality. Her works have been shown across the globe in festival settings, art galleries and museums, as well as in less conventional spaces including pubs and restaurants. Jo is a Studio Wayne McGregor QuestLab Artist since 2019. 
Jo completed an MA in Screendance at London Contemporary Dance School in 2020. She is a lecturer in Screendance / Dance and Film at Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and London Contemporary Dance School. She has also guest lectured at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, London College of Music, University of Suffolk and Institute for Contemporary Theatre, alongside offering mentoring to numerous professional independent dance artists and companies.


Ross Flight is a sound and interactive systems designer working in contemporary theatre for over 10 years. Since 2020 Ross has also designed sound and mixed ‘Soundworlds’, a sonic theatre podcast that won ‘Best Fiction’ at the British Podcast Awards and won the ‘Best Use of Sound’ at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.