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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.

See our editorial here: 

See Helen's article here:

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, Helen Kindred, Dr Thomas F. DeFrantz, Elaine Westwick and Andrew Waldron.  Special thanks to Helen and Adesola for also curating five articles from Queering the Somatic: Interrupting the Narrative Symposium, held at Middlesex University London in November 2019. As a result of COVID-19, this edition of Animated is online only. 

The content in this edition of Animated speaks for itself. I hope it offers a reference point for times when you need to dig deep and find re-energised purpose and vision in your own work, as we turn our faces into the wind.


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