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Reconciling Experience through Dance with Q&A and reception

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The Exchange

Bush House (NE Wing, Level 1)

Aldwych

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WC2B 4PA

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Photo credit: James Keates / JK Photography

An immersive dance installation in the Exchange gallery

Choreography: Roman Baca, Fulbright Scholar, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Director Exit12 Dance Company

Performed by students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

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An immersive look at military training and the effects it has on the mind, body, and the individual. Taking pages from the training manuals to prepare for major conflicts, this choreographic investigation also invites the audience to experience of the power of ritual and military training.

The panel will discuss the potential of creative processes to reconcile experiences, considering the individual and collective body, choreographic tools and the implications of performance.

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Roman Baca, classical ballet dancer who served in Fallujah, Iraq as a United States Marine currently pursuing an MFA in Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.

Stefan Schilling, PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Security Studies, King’s College London, researching social identity in military units.

Melissa Abecassis, Melissa spent 3 years in Israel/Palestine committed to dialogue and conflict transformation. She co-directed EcoME Centre for Peace and Sustainability in the West bank and now facilitates non violent communication.

Jayne Elizabeth Peake, Independent Dance Artist, Arts & Conflict Hub Convenor, Programming Manger, The Exchange, King’s College London. (Chair)

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