Itinerant Assembly 3: Workshop
Location: Gasworks & Kennington Park
Taking place in Gasworks and Kennington Park, collective practice They Are Here and dancer Thiru Seelan host a movement workshop; how is thinking affected by movement and movement affected by thinking?
What is the power of the crowd? What does it reveal about invisibility and, in return, what visibility does it offer? This workshop invites the public to explore the wider Itinerant Assembly project themes of community, nomadism and networks of people. Informed by Crowds and Power (1960) and Rehearsing Collectivity: Choreography Beyond Dance (2012), it is not only about the movement of one’s own body in space, but a political body or movement of people.
A 1 hour movement workshop, followed by a picnic discussion in Kennington Park. This is a free event, though places are limited and booking is essential. The picnic will be provided. Suitable for 18 years +. Bring clothes that allow you to move freely.
You are encouraged to read the texts below in advance of the session. However, there will be printed copies available on the day.
Crowds and power (1960): Elias Canetti (p.15 - 30)
Rehearsing Collectivity: Choreography Beyond Dance (2011): edited by Elena Basteri, Emanuele Guidi & Elisa Ricci
Image Credit: Still Image from ‘We Help Each Other Grow (2017)’ by They Are Here. Video shot on thermal imaging camera, 4 mins. Music composed & performed by Mx World. Movement performed by & co-choreographed with Thiru Seelan.