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.
C onquering parameters: a scherzo for pandemical times This exciting Associate Artist project has grasped summer 2020 and made art out of it, across the lock-down. There will be a presentation of the work with partners London Studio Centre. Presented - Friday 16 October, 7pm (TBC). This will be through London Studio Centre's Instagram account.
Queering the Somatic In November 2019 Dr. Adesola Akinleye and Helen Kindred , co-Artistic Directors of DancingStrong Movement Lab and Senior Lecturers at Middlesex University London, curated a two-day symposium - Queering the Somatic: interrupting the narrative - which brought together artists, practitioners, researchers moving within the fields of dance, queer theory, feminism, narrative, and somatic practices. Here they introduce the following articles which are contributed by some of the Symposium’s speakers. https://www.communitydance.org.uk/DB/animated-editions/summer-2020 See our editorial here: https://www.communitydance.org.uk/DB/animated-library/queering-the-somatic?ed=44830 See Helen's article here: https://www.communitydance.org.uk/DB/animated-library/improvisation-and-change?ed=44830 Our sincere thanks to all the contributors to this edition of Animated: Vicki Igbokwe, Melanie Precious, Sarah Boulton and Adele Wragg, Dr Mark Edward, Dr Adseola Akinleye,
New Season of Open Classes on Zoom from October! Join Helen Kindred for guided improvisation classes every week THURSDAY 7.30-8.15PM (GMT) FREE and open to all! ZOOM LINKS posted each week on Instagram follow us @dancingstrong_movement_lab_ @helenkindred