Body Politics | Bodies in Space (3-part workshop)


Body Politics | Bodies in Space is a programme from the WORKSHOP series, as part of The Substation's Discipline The City 2017 programme.

The city is inhabited by bodies. Our bodies are physical, but also social constructions. They carry relationships, norms, values, habits and questions. What are our relationships today, and what could they be in the future?

These workshops offer a space where we can sensitise ourselves to concealed questions of our bodies, and start thinking about the politics of the bodies of the city. With contact improvisation and somatic dance practices as a basis, we will work with touch and movement as relational practices, and move and discuss to explore ideas about group identity and exclusion, personal and societal space, privilege and power.

The material for these workshops has been devised in dialogue with other practitioners of the international Radical Contact community.

No prior dance experience required. Bodies of all identities and all abilities are welcome.

Session 1
4 Aug, Friday, 7:30pm - 10pm, Centre 42 Rehearsal Studio
The space of my body - personal space, consent and boundaries

Session 2
7 Aug, Monday, 7:30pm - 10pm, Substation Dance Studio
The group body and the individual

Session 3
14 Aug, Monday, 7:30pm - 10pm, Substation Dance Studio
Equal but different - social relations and privilege

*Buying tickets to more than 4 workshops/lectures/films? Consider a Season Pass.

About the facilitator

Chan Sze-Wei
Sze stepped into a dance class for a university P.E. requirement, and hasn’t stopped dancing since. After a degree in Political Science, she swapped a civil service career for dance, training at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and London Contemporary Dance School. Blending conceptual, interactive, improvisatory and cross-cultural approaches for theatres, public spaces, performance installation and film, her work is often intimate and sometimes invasively personal, reaching for social issues, identity and gender. The thread of her work with embodied activism connects her practice of contact improvisation and somatics with questions about society, the body, politics and power.

Find her at www.oddpuppies.com

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Session 1 takes place at Centre 42. Sessions 2 and 3 take place at the Dance Studio at The Substation.
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