Speech

I am looking for three or four people to work January-March once a week on a piece with a politcal speech as a starting point.

The idea

Where is the body in politics? Where is the body in a political speech?

What if we create or find a political speech and then find ways to break it up and stick it back together again?

What if we find ways – new ways, old ways, stupid ways – to move while speaking?

And what if everyone who was involved in writing a speech was involved in making it?

These questions, and others, will inform a process of devising that may or may not offer a new way to think about political speeches and politics.

Digging, divining, destroying movement, words, ideas and then showing something at the end.

What I am looking for

I am looking for three or four people, of any profesional or demographic background, able to move and speak performatively to work January-March once a week on my final choreographic project for my Foundation degree in dance at Birkbeck college.

About me

I am a dance artist based in London, interested in how choreography can be used to investigate philosophical and political ideas, refreshing how we see ourselves and other people. I am currently studying for a Foundation Degree in Dance at Birkbeck College and an MRes in Choreography and Performance at the University of Roehampton.

Previously I worked for a decade as a senior policy adviser in the UK civil service, specialising in issues of race, religion and community relations.

I also has an MA in Human Values and Global Ethics from Kings College, London.

Requirements

Most sesions will be 3 hours at Roehampton University on Saturdays (where I am studying an MRes in Choreography and Performance) but there may be some progress sharings at The Place on Thursday and Friday evenings (but these may be covered with video).

January

February

March

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