25 OCT —- BODY POLITIC , DANCE UMBRELLA THE CULTURAL INSTITUTE AT KING’S COLLEGE LONDON AND ONLINE

SAT 25 OCT
BODY POLITIC
DANCE UMBRELLA
THE CULTURAL INSTITUTE AT KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

AND ONLINE  at Dance Umbrella www.danceumbrella.co.uk


TICKETS: FREE, LIMITED CAPACITY 5PM BST / 12PM EDT 14+ YEARS
90 MINUTES

Body Politic is a new Dance Umbrella strand of discussions and debates focussing on key cultural issues affecting dance and performance. This year we are linking up with BAM (Brooklyn, NY) where Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch is performing Kontakthof, for a live webcast discussion on the politics of participation.

Many artists choose to create work with non-professional performers, some for their own artistic reasons, others to provide creative experiences for those participating, but all with a belief in the artistic credibility of the results.

In this live and online discussion we ask what excites artists about choosing this way to work, and whether, as audiences, we watch them differently.  How do those taking part feel after the process has ended? How do we, and how can we, critically assess participatory work, when presented in a professional context?


Chair Dr Daniel Glaser, Director Science Gallery, King’s College, London

London panel Penny Woolcock (writer and filmmaker), Matt Fenton (Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Contact, Manchester), Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy  (Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director, Boy Blue Entertainment)

New York panel Julie Anne Stanzak of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Simon Dove (Co-curator Crossing the Line)

Watch the discussion live online at Dance Umbrella www.danceumbrella.co.uk

Or join in via livechat and twitter #bodpol14


Presented by Dance Umbrella with Dance UK, in partnership with the Cultural Institute at King’s College London and BAM, New York

ACCESS
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