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Movement and Meaning

MOVEMENT AND MEANING
Propagating Connections


‘We are in continuous movement, acting upon and responding to our environment. It is the means through which we learn, make sense of, and create new meanings within the world of which we are a part. Our sense of ourselves is realised in being present, moment by moment…and yet our embodied knowledge and nature remain largely absent from our personal and cultural awareness, dominated as we tend to be in the west by visual perception and the verbal conceptualising of experience.’

Dancers’ attention is focused on being present in the moving body as the raw material of choreographic creation and performance. Could the skills and knowledge that are the fruits of their inquiry and labour have a wider currency and relevance beyond Dance?

What are the questions current within dance inquiry and what kinds of knowledge embedded in its practices might fuel fruitful connections with experts in other fields?

In February 2011 PAL hosted a Lab, directed by dance artist Gill Clarke, with the aim of putting movement experience and embodied knowledge at the heart of an inter-disciplinary discussion. Participants explored ways that the concerns of dance practice could act as a catalyst to promote future conversations and collaborations beyond the dance world.

This public event now aims to bring forward ideas generated within the Lab. We hope to stimulate further inter-disciplinary conversations fed by dancers’ knowledge and acknowledging our embodied nature.
This gathering is for dance and other artists, academics and researchers working in and between multiple fields, arts strategists interested in bringing movement into a wider social context and funders interested in the possibilities for developing the future of this work.

Free to attend but places are limited and must be reserved.


Speaker(s):

MBE Gill Clarke | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

19 May 2011 at 2:00 pm

Duration:

4 hours

 

Venue:

Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St. George's Road
London
SE1 6ER
020 7091 9650
http://www.siobhandavies.com

More at Siobhan Davies Studios...

 

Tickets:

FREE

Available from:

kathypimlott@pallabs.org

Additional Information:

Enquiries: gill@independentdance.co.uk

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