Matters Arising

Matters Arising is a discussion platform, addressing pressing topics in the practices of contemporary dance, choreography and performance. Siobhan Davies Dance and Independent Dance will host four events between January 2019 and January 2020.
The discussions take the form of ‘Long Table’ discussions. The ‘Long Table’ format allows everyone present equal permission and agency to shape the conversation. It was conceived by artist Lois Weaver; for more information visit www.split-britches.com/public-address-systems.

#1: Who are ‘we’?

5 February 2019

How does dance and choreography function as a site for solidarity among artists and audiences in a time of polarisation and dissolution? How do these practices account for and address the structural and political conditions that they are part of? Might the sustainability and relevance of this art form require recognition of divisions and distinctions among artists and audiences?

#2: What is visible?
11 April 2019
Our second Matters Arising conversation considers the nature of visibility in a time when image and access really counts.
What does it mean for an artist or their practice to be visible? What relationships to audiences do artists and organisations invite? How can we value practices or processes that are invisible, due to systemic factors or by choice? What are the differences between being given visibility, gaining visibility and inviting being seen? Who is important in the act of making other than the artist? 

This discussion further addresses questions developing from our first Matters Arising discussion, Who are we?, using a Long Table discussion format.

 

Level
Open to all
Time
Thu 11 April, 7-8.30pm
Price
Free to attend
Details
Please book via Eventbrite

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