Beyond the Waves

Beyond the Waves

Beyond the Waves is a site-specific dance work by choreographer and dancer, Chris Pavia, exploring the sculpture of G F Watts in the collection at Watts Gallery. He created a series of three solos in collaboration with and danced by artists from Stopgap Dance Company. These were captured on film by Roswitha Chesher to be presented as an installation piece at the Gallery.

The dance work was commissioned by Watts Gallery Trust in collaboration with DAiSY (Disability Arts in Surrey) and with mentoring support and dance artists from Stopgap Dance Company. As Artist in Residence at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village from November 2020 to March 2021, Chris explored the dynamics of energy and movement seen in the full and partial sculptures by G F Watts displayed at Watts Gallery.





June 28 – 2 October

Watts Gallery, Guildford, Surrey, UK


About Chris Pavia

Chris Pavia is an international touring dance artist and choreographer. He is a member of Stopgap Dance Company and works in his own right as an independent artist. Chris received Unlimited funding in 2019 to create duet ‘The Journey Between’, which toured in the UK and to The Hague in The Netherlands.



About the Watts Gallery

Founded in 1904 as the only gallery in the UK devoted to a single artist, Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village offers a unique insight into the life and work of ‘England’s Michelangelo’ GF Watts and his wife, the designer and artist Mary Watts. The Artist’s Village carries on their legacy of ‘Art for All’ with historic and contemporary galleries, Artists in Residence, conservation studios and an extensive learning programme.