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We are excited to announce the International One Dance UK Conference 2019, Re:generations - dance in the digital space.

With a focus on dance of the African Diaspora (DAD), this event aims to bring the dance community together to stimulate critical debate, share current practice, research and innovation and encourage new perspectives for the future.

The theme for Re:generations 2019 is dance in the digital space. We will explore the ways digital technologies can be used for artistic innovation and creative practice, unite global communities through online platforms whilst increasing the visibility of diverse work to mainstream audiences.

The conference provides an international platform connecting UK artists, practitioners and scholars with global leaders from Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, USA and beyond.

Across the 3 days there will be panel discussions, lecture demonstrations, masterclasses, workshops, academic paper presentations, performances, networking events and more!

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Queering the Somatic:Interrupting the narrative system

Join us this Friday and Saturday at Middlesex University, London...

The symposium offers opportunities to explore, challenge and celebrate the act of dispelling binaries: mind-body, male-female, subject-object.
The symposium will look at the connections between dance, (which emphasises the felt over the ‘named’, dispelling binaries and challenging Western constructs of the passive body.) and queer theory.

Queer theory is a field of critical thinking emerging in the early 1990’s drawing on feminism and queer studies to challenge social constructs and identities. Moving beyond the social constructs of the body both dance and queer theory offer a fluidity for narrating the lived experience; narrations that interrupt dominant stories of identity and how we move through the world.

The symposium is looking for contributions that might re-imagine, re-educate, re-think, reveal and allow us to re-create a world without the limits of binaries that reflect the somatic experience of Being in the w…

Architectural Body/ Urban Choreography

Summer Information and application link can be found at www.dancingarchitects.org or https://www.facebook.com/dancingarchitects/


July 5th Africa Writes: our bodies speak poetry -The British Library

July 5thAfrica Writes: our bodies speak poetry -The British Library http://africawrites.org/uncategorized/our-bodies-speak-poetry-meet-the-poets/ Our Bodies Speak Poetry, our first headline event is set to be an exciting evening filled with awe-inspiring storytelling, and a poetical exploration into our relationship with the (physical, political, and fantastical) body.  The evening will open with a dance piece by Adesola Akinleye, accompanied by music curated by BORN:FREE, one of London’s leading platforms for African and Afro-Diasporic poetry and writing. Our MC, Jessica Horn, will share some of her own work, engaging in conversation with us, and the poets, discussing themes surrounding poetry and the body. 















Photo Credit F Christofilopoulou

June 20th Inventory of Behaviours - Tate

June 20thInventory of Behaviours - Tate https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/inventory-behaviours-regulation-resistance-readiness Adesola will be part of June 20thdaily discussions (Tuesday to Thursday 15:30 - 17:00, and Friday 14:00 -15:30) which will provide a space for reflection and discussion between participants and experts from a variety of educational and creative disciplines. Contributors will include Kevin Hunt, Kelly Large, Claire Makhlouf Carter, Harold Offeh, James Saunders and Michelle Williams Gamaker.In these informal discussions we will consider together whether behaviours like crying, sleeping, staring at the wall or sorting things are strategies, conscious or not, integral to creativity. And can they be considered as work?


Learning Environments: Whitechapel Gallery

This will be a great discussion led by Aoife Donnelly and Kristin Trommler which Adesola will be speaking at, bringing together her work with architecture and design and the dance performance that we toured last year  'Light Steps' and 'Found'. Whitechapel Gallery is a short walk away from where Adesola went to school herself, "so it's nice to be back in the manor to talk about dance/art/design and learning!" (Adesola Akinleye)


Whitechapel Gallery, Learning Environments: A Discussion Talk https://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/learning-environments-a-discussion/ Saturday 15 June, 2pm £9.50/£7.50 Alternative, democratic, and self-lead education models and the architectural responses associated with them, are the subject of this conversation led by the architects Aoife Donnelly and Kristin Trommler. Case studies include the practices of 20thCentury radical pedagogues, from Ricardo Dalisi and KEKS to the progressive Post-war Schools movement in the UK. Speaker…

June 7th Hybrid Practices @Urban Room - University of Reading

https://woodforgood.com/index/woodfest-reading/urban-room-hybrid-practices

12–2pm Dialogue I: Movement-Lab What is the relationship between choreographic movement and architectural design? What if we designed a building on the basis of a dance score? How do you experience space around you on a daily basis? Led by choreographer Adesola Akinleye and movement director, Struan Leslie, this interactive workshop will invite us to use movement and choreography to explore our relationship with spatial architectures in action.
2:30–4:30pm Dialogue II: Inter-disciplinary Lab What happens when we use different practices to explore one set of questions? How can we change habits of interacting and of thinking? Thinking through practices of movement, design, and theory we will consider different and interlocking approaches to the spaces around us and how we inhabit them. A hands-on dialogue with conversations from guest speakers: Erect Architecture, Invisible Studio, Susanna Clausen (Reading Internation…