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My Name is Sophie and I am...

My Name is Sophie and I am...

Michele Panegrossi & Sophie Arstall (Part of the Open Space programme)

Shows: Saturday 11th February, 7.30pm Thursday 28th June, 7.30pm

Tickets: £3
Call 01274 233200 or email

Our first collaboration, “My name is…” is a research about the struggle for creating one’s own identity in life. It builds on fragments, repetition and loops that organise themselves into familiar and recognisable patterns, giving a sense of spiral self-development. As in many of our practices we have a need to constantly verify and reassess our actions, retrace our pathways to achieve a higher level of awareness. Drawing from Steve Reich’s sense of repetition in music and Martin Arnold’s conception of looping and augmentation, we are going to merge dance, music and interactive visuals into our life journey.


Michele Panegrossi
Michele is a London based sound designer and music technology expert, a digital arts technician and a compositional tools developer. Through the creation of interactive installations and compositions for live-processed acoustically produced timbres, he is focusing on exploring different kinds of technologies, digital and analogue, exploiting and adapting them in a compositional environment: Arduinos, radio transmitters, RFID, LDRs, tape heads, Wii™ controllers among the others. After having worked with the Invisible Flock at the Impressions Gallery, Bradford, as part of the “Ways of Looking” Festival, is back to Bradford for this new exciting experience.


Sophie Arstall

1st Class graduate at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, after completing an MA in Dance Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as part of Transitions Dance Company, Sophie has been a free-lance Dance Artist. She works as a performer for Choreographers in the UK and abroad and as a collaborator, facilitator and maker in both Community and Professional contexts, with an emphasis on creating high quality work and continuous investigation and exploration of this art form. I am interested in working across different areas in dance, mixing these up and bringing my skills to new contexts.


Picture by Rachel Cherry. Digital manipulation by Michele Panegrossi & Sophie Arstall.

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