These workshops facilitate professional encounters with international and UK-based artists visiting London, and focus on a particular aspect of dance performance or choreography.
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With Simon Whitehead
Workshop (including performance installation) | 2.30 – 5.30pm
Furniture is a workshop that emerges from the ideas informing Studies for Maynard. It explores the relationships between body and object through movement and asks if there can be an ecological practice embedded in existing together and with the objects and life forms around us.
Bring a domestic object or piece of furniture to work with – found, or lived with…
Performance Installation | 11am – 1pm
Studies for Maynard is a meditation on dislocation; the always unfinished practices of making home and sheltering; referencing the biography of an embryo; the Apollo 9 mission; the territorial behaviour of ravens; the writings and walks of Rajah Shehadah and Starman by David Bowie. Home here is more than a place; it is a network of resonances, as fragile and changeable as weather.
Standard price £8 (£6 concs) Free to workshop participants
Guest programmer Andrea Buckley about Simon:
“Simon Whitehead is a long term colleague and mentor to me, with whom I have had a working relationship for several years. I was excited to invite Simon to facilitate a workshop and performance installation at ID, to allow artists to experience the depth and integrity of Simon’s own solo practice. Simon has a dedicated and investigative way of working through his practice, which doesn’t settle but evolves as he evolves in his own thinking. This workshop and performance installation will offer a fuller dimension of what Simon brings to his work and practice.”