Facilitated OL with Thom Wootton: On Gender Conventions in Dance
On Friday 7 April 2017 Thom Wootton will facilitate “On Gender Conventions in Dance,” an OPENLAB session at Chisenhale Dance Space – Performance Studio, 10 AM-1 PM.
Taking inspiration from Thom’s choreographic style this OPENLAB will move through a range of tasks that question what it is about movement that makes it gender-specific, exploring shape, dynamic and intention. Creative tasks will then be introduced to question our placement on the spectrum of gender movement and then playing with the devices explored before to expand our range of movement and discover new ways of moving by mixing masculinity and femininity.
OPENLAB sessions are open to any performers: dancers, musicians, actors and anyone interested in presence and awareness in performance.
The sessions function in a pay-what-you-can contribution basis to cover expenses and as an incentive for the facilitator of the session. We suggest a £7 contribution for the 3-hour long sessions.
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