Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Narrating the Somatic...


Narrating the Somatic: gathering voices, sharing practice 2018
is a one-day symposium will bring together artists, practitioners, researchers moving within the fields of dance, narrative, and somatic practices. 

The symposium is aligned with the forthcoming special issue of the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices (Intellect Publishing) 2019, which Adesola and Helen have been asked to co-edit. This invitation to produce a special issue volume for the journal came as a result of the Wright-ing the Somatic: Dancing and Writing Professional Practice Symposium held at Mdx in August 2016, you can watch the short film we made of this below, and the 2nd somatics symposium planned for 2018 offers the possibility of extending conversations, developing practice and galvanizing the voices of artist/practitioners to contribute to the journal.

Wright-ing the Somatic Symposium August 2016:

Narrating the Somatic: gathering voices, sharing practice symposium 
will take place on 
at Middlesex University London.

Look out for the Call for Contributions soon and we very much hope you can join us in February as we reach out to extend our community to gather new voices and tell our stories...

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Friday, 24 June 2016

Symposium 2016

Wright-ing the Somatic:
Dance and Writing Professional Practice Symposium            19-20 August 2016

International Keynote speakers: Anita Gonzales (founding member of Urban Bush Women) and John R. Diehl (dance photographer)

Guest contributors include Christopher Bannerman, Namron, Vida Midgelow, Jane bacon, Helen Kindred, Adesola Akinleye, Michael Joseph, H. Patten, Sandra Golding, Maxine Brown, Ginny Brown, Ayako Jitsukawa, Lotti Gompertz, Sandra Golding, Chikukuango Cuxima-Zwa, Angela Woodhouse, and Funmi Adewole

As artists, scholars, and practitioners of dance we understand that the embodied experience underpins meaning making, but how is this somatic understanding captured and shared as knowledge without disrupting its corporeal origins?

Why is it important to share and communicate embodied knowing? How are choreographic processes, and other explorations in movement become methodology for understanding the lived experience? How do we articulate and give importance to Practice as Research within the field of dance, when we are seeing funding for arts activity constantly being cut?

In partnership with the ISTD and One Dance UK, this symposium will explore how we craft the somatic and document that inquiry from ‘in physicality’ to ‘in text’. We will bring together existing published academics, visual documenters of movement - photography and film-, movers, and choreographers practicing professionally in the field.

Location: Ravensfield Building , Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

Booking through our online store: mdx.online store
Up-ˇto the minute info see this blog.!!
Accommodation available email: accomm@mdx.ac.uk