Adam Linder discusses his practice and solo show at the SLG with Kate Coyne, Associate Director of Michael Clark Company.
Born in London, Kate Coyne trained at the Royal Ballet School and London School of Contemporary Dance, from where she graduated into London Contemporary Dance Theatre under the directorship of Robert Cohan, and later joined Rambert Dance Company with the appointment of Christopher Bruce as Artistic Director. Working as a freelance artist, Kate danced with Michael Clark Company for over 15 years from 1997 to 2012, before returning to the company in 2016 as Assistant Director. As a dancer she has also appeared with DV8, Jeremy James and Dancers, Martha Clarke, Arthur Pita and Mark Baldwin Dance Company, and has worked on various film and photographic projects. Kate was the recipient of the Critics’ Circle National Dance award for ‘Female Artist (Modern)’ in 2009. Since retiring from dance in 2012 Kate has held roles as Producer of Frieze Projects and Programme Director, Siobhan Davies Dance.
Adam Linder (b. 1983, Sydney) is a choreographer and dancer based in Los Angeles and Berlin. He makes works for the theatre and provides Choreographic Services. In 2016, Linder participated in the Made in LA Biennial at The Hammer Museum Los Angeles, where he was awarded the Mohn Prize for artistic excellence. Linder also participated in the 20th Biennale of Sydney and the Liverpool Biennial (both 2016). Recent solo or two person shows have included Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2015) and The Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2016). Additionally, his works have been commissioned, presented and hired by HAU Hebbel-am-Ufer Theatre Berlin, Serralves Museum Porto, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, The Wattis Institute San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, American Realness NYC, Kampnagel Theatre Hamburg, 356 Mission Rd. Los Angeles and Frieze LIVE London. In the past Linder performed with the Michael Clark Dance Company, Meg Stuart’s Damaged Goods and The Royal Ballet London.