Hi Jinx 1995

Cast : Liz Aggiss, Akiko Kajihara, Lea Anderson
Singers : Rowan Godal, Liz Aggiss, Sarah Jane Dale. Costume Kate Strachan. Lighting Chris Umney

Commissioned by University of Surrey’s Choreographic Laboratory, this dance lecture performance based on the experimental and fictional dancer Heidi Dhinkowska (also known as Hi Jinx). This work parodies the desire to create icons from the past. The work includes film clips and ‘reconstructions’ from Heidi’s artistic back catalogue. Premiere 20th April 1995 University of Surrey Border Tensions Conference

It took me a while to realise this was a beautifully fabricated parody of our desire to create icons from the past (complete with original film clips from 1904!)'

Phillip Beaven Total theatre Magazine

‘splendid performance lecture in which she, with humour and incisiveness, outlined the essence of her craft’
Lizzie Le Quesne Ballettanz – tanzfilm 2005

References for Hi Jinx (1995)

Aggiss, L, Cowie, B. Bramley, I (2006) Anarchic Dance : Chapter by Marion Kant, Sondra Fraleigh. Routledge
Beaven, P. (14 Jan 2002) Grounded in Europe : Tanztheater and its Legacy. Total theatre Magazine.

Quesne, Le, L. (2005 Autumn) Liz Aggiss 3D queen of Brighton. Das Jahrbuch von ballettanz - tanzfilm.

Extracts available of the live performance, on DVD, in the book ‘Anarchic Dance by Liz Aggiss, Billy Cowie with Ian Bramley (Routledge)