Fest en Fest 2020

Independent Dance is excited to be working in partnership with Fest en Fest, hosting a workshop opportunity in Deptford on Saturday 8 February.

Curated by H2DANCE, Fest en Fest is a choreographic project in the format of a new international festival of expanded choreography. It platforms work from Scandinavia in London and South East.

Communal Rope
One day workshop with QUARTO (Anna af Sillén de Mesquita & Leandro Zappala)
Sat 8 Feb | 10am-2pm |Studio 1, Laurie Grove, Deptford

Image by Åsa Lundén at Moderna Museet 2

We will share some of the work and practices that we have developed in the context of the ROPE-series over the past ten years. This proposal has grown out of a need to open and develop the research work together with others in order to find new strategies for communal connectivity. We will be dealing with the rope as an emblem, as a riddle and a problem, collectively encountering its qualities and dealing with its entanglements.

These are some of the questions we will be exploring together: How do you untie a huge knot collectively? What happens with the limits between bodies and objects when dealing with a very long rope? What kind of collective and personal memories pass through our bodies when we start manipulating the rope?

Between manipulation and being exposed to the rope’s very own dynamic, a particular kind of body emerges, a body that is situated between different cultures, languages and realities; a body that carries the experience of the moment, memories of the past and imaginations and fictions of an encounter yet- to-come.

The workshop is open to all.
*Fest en Fest are offering a FREE ticket for each workshop participant for Karen Røise Kielland & Katja Dreyer’s show Cry me a River.
Sat 8 Feb | 8pm | Laurie Grove Performance Lab 1 

Please note! This workshop will take place at Laurie Grove, Deptford and NOT at SDD studios. Studio 1 is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Please contact us to discuss any specific access requirements you may have.

Standard £45
Low Income £35
Concession £25
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Fest en Fest is funded by: Nordic Culture Fund, London Contemporary Dance School, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Embassy of Sweden London, Arts Council England.
Co-production: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Goldsmiths, University of London, MARs (Mountain of Art Research). The satellite events in Cambridge and Colchester are supported by Vision Mixers – a Cambridge Junction producer development initiative for 2018-22.