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Wright-ing the Somatic: Dancing and Writing Professional Practice Symposium

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START DATE 19 August 2016
START TIME 12:00pm

Ravensfield, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 20 August 2016
END TIME 07:30pm

Invitation to: ‘Wright-ing the somatic: Dancing & Writing Professional Practice Symposium'

Girl dancing on stage As scholars, artists and practitioners of dance we understand that the embodied experience underpins meaning making, but how is this somatic understanding captured and shared as knowledge without disrupting its corporeal origins?

Why is it important to share and communicate embodied knowing? How are choreographic processes, and other explorations in movement become methodology for understanding the lived experience? How do we articulate and give importance to Practice as Research within the field of dance, when we are seeing funding for arts activity constantly being cut?

In partnership with the ISTD and One Dance UK, this symposium will explore how we craft the somatic and document that inquiry from ‘in physicality’ to ‘in text’. We will bring together existing published academics, visual documenters of movement - photography and film-, movers, and choreographers practicing professionally in the field.

Keynote speakers: Anita Gonzales (founding member of Urban Bush Women) and John R. Diehl (dance photographer)

Guest contributors: Namron, Vida Midgelow, Adesola Akinleye, Helen Kindred, Michael Joseph, H. Patten, Sandra Golding, Maxine Brown and Fummi Adewole

The symposium will take place over two days, including an evening performance on the Friday night.

Register here.

Accommodation available: please email the Middlesex University accomodation team to book a room and include in the subject: Dance and writing PP.

Other events of interest: Summer Intensive 15 August to 19 August 2016.

Collaborating partners are One Dance UK and ISTD.

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