Research Seminar: Gaby Agis – ‘Shouting Out Loud’ Reconstructed, 16 Oct

CENTRE FOR DANCE RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON – RESEARCH SEMINAR

‘Shouting Out Loud’ Reconstructed, 2014 – What Can We Learn from Reconstruction?

Gaby Agis, independent dance artist and choreographer, in conversation with Emilyn Claid and Anna Pakes

Thursday 16 October 2014, 1-2pm, DU.101, Duchesne Building, Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton

Free, no booking required – bring your lunch!

‘Shouting Out Loud’ was originally created in 1984 in London for 13 women. In a residency at Roehampton in September 2014, funded by Arts Council England, Ms Agis will reconstruct the dance work including Roehampton students, independent dance artists and members of the original cast.

In her research seminar, Ms Agis will ask, ‘What can this reconstructed work tell us about ourselves as women, dancers, and artists today? The 1980s were a period of great social and political unrest. Thatcherism was in full swing. The miners’ strikes and the gay pride, anti-racist and feminist movements dominated the landscape. This provided the context and backdrop to artists’ lives. Again, we live in turbulent and uncertain times. By reconstructing “Shouting Out Loud”, I am interested in discovering to what degree art reflects the times that we live in.’

‘Shouting Out Loud’ will have three performances:
• University of Roehampton – Wed 22 October, 6pm, Michaelis Theatre. £5/3. Booking: http://estore.roehampton.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=62. s.
• Chisenhale Dance Space – Fri 24 October, 7pm OR 8.30pm. £15/12. Booking: 020 8981 6617; www.chisenhaledancespace.co.uk.