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.
More detail:May 16thMiddlesex University 3rdyear performance- Arts Depot https://www.artsdepot.co.uk/dance/mdx-dances-0Middlesex University graduating Dance students return for their final performance of the year. The programme includes repertory by Ross McKim re-staged by Sian Hopkins, plus new works created by Adesola Akinleye, Christopher Tudor and clearly Dias Dos Santos.
DancingStrong has just completed its 10th year. Today also marks the celebration of our recent success in achieving a new status for our company. The company is now a registered CIC (Community Interest Company) and will now officially be called- DancingStrong Movement Lab CIC (previously named - DancingStrong)
Co- Directors: Adesola Akinleye (left) and Helen Kindred (right)
Choreographing the City Akinleye Research Fellowship: phase two Dr. Adesola Akinleye (DSML Director) and Theatrum Mundi have been working together through the project called Choreographing the City: as/at the city limits. In 2019 Adesola completed the first phase of Research Fellowship with Theatre Mundi. 2020 see the beginning of Phase Two. Theatrum Mundi helps to expand the crafts of city-making through collaboration between artists and urbanists. About the project: Due to rapid current pressures such as globalisation, climate change, and urbanisation, there are ongoing growing pressures on our current infrastructures in cities. Therefore, we need radical approaches to engineering that challenge our assumptions of what can be achieved...dance can potentially provide us with some answers. Choreography and engineering design are both creative processes that are taught formally, developed through practice and experience, have known outputs, physical and economic constraints and desired …