How might choreographic practices contribute to environmental movements and sustainability?
A one-day gathering for choreographers, dance and movement artists to collectively question, discuss and share:
- How is the dance community engaging with sustainable thinking and practice?
- How might choreographic practices, thinking and approaches bring new perspectives, shift established discourses and contribute to wider debates around climate change and social and environmental sustainability?
- How might this nourish our dynamic ecosystem of dance and creative practice?
The day will include:
- a practical workshop which offers tasks as a provocation or tool to stimulate thinking around specific lines of enquiry
- picnic lunch
- focused group discussions around 3 key themes
- creation of scores
- future action planning.
The event is being produced and facilitated by independent choreographers and dance artists Saffy Setohy and Claire Pençak, in collaboration with Creative Carbon Scotland. Writer, researcher and teacher Wallace Heim will also join to provide a rigorous external perspective.
Creative Carbon Scotland is a charity focused on the intersections between cultural practices and environmental sustainability. By working with artists, organisations and strategic partners, we build connections between the arts and sustainability sectors to enable the cultural shift to a more sustainable Scotland. Find out more about our artistic projects here.
Who? The event is aimed at dance and movement artists with a choreographic practice.
When? Wednesday 28th September, 11.00 am – 5.30pm. Tea and coffee from 10.45am
Where? North Kelvin Meadow /The Children’s Wood, Glasgow. Green Space between Clouston Street, Sanda Street and Kelbourne Street (G20 – North Kelvin Ward) .
Please note: We will meet first at the Scout Hall on Kelbourne Street opposite the meadow. We will work between these indoor and outdoor spaces.
Access - The site is a level meadow, and the Scout Hall is fully accessible. Please contact us is you’d like to discuss any particular access requirements.
Subway – The nearest station to North Kelvin Meadow is Hillhead (0.7 mile away).
Buses – 60 and 61 go from Glasgow Central/City centre, to the intersection of Maryhill Road and top of Queen Margaret Drive. From there it’s a walk of 0.3 miles (5-10 minutes).
Parking – free on street parking is available on Kelbourne Street but in line with our environmental sustainability policy, travel by public transport if at all possible.
Bring a picnic lunch and be prepared to work outside- we can leave bags etc safely in the Scout Hall.
Contact: Saffy Setohy - Saffy.firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is kindly supported by the Work Room.