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CANCELLED Movement and poetry workshop with Akasha Dance Theatre
December 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is cancelled. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Chauffeurscottage@metalculture.com or 01733 893 077
Are you a movement artist, keen to learn new ways of using text to create movement? A poet, actor, or playwright, wanting to involve movement or physical theatre in your practice? Or would you just like to play, learn and have some fun?!
Join artist in residence Chloe Akasha Carson, dancer, poet and director of Akasha Dance Theatre for an exploratory poetry and movement workshop as a part of her project, Exoskeleton.
Exoskeleton is a dance/physical theatre piece, combining text, movement and sensory soundscapes. During the workshop we will be using the tools and processes that the artists from Akasha Dance Theatre use in their own creative practice. The workshop focusses on how we can use text to inspire movement and how to create text in simple and creative ways to inform your performance.
Akasha Dance Theatre are passionate about sharing their practice of combining creative writing and movement with others with the aim to empower and inspire people to create their own art.
Book your free tickets for the event here.
Exoskeleton, a dance/physical theatre piece, inspired by neuroscience. Chloe was inspired to choreograph the piece after personally developing a condition called FND, or Functional Neurological Disorder, which causes fainting and seizures, amongst other symptoms. FND is a common disorder seen in outpatient neurology clinics and is widely misunderstood and neglected by society and the wider medical community. In sharing the piece, Akasha Dance Theatre will raise awareness of FND, whilst sharing an artistic expression of real-life through dance.
About Chloe Akasha Carson:
Chloe Akasha Carson is the Director of Akasha Dance Theatre. Chloe has ten years of experience working as a dancer, choreographer and director. She trained from a young age in Vaganova (Russian) ballet and completed three years of training at a dance school in Cambridgeshire, in RAD ballet, contemporary dance and musical theatre, as well as studying Butoh and Tanztheater. After graduation, she trained for one year at a Russian drama school, where she learnt principles of creating characters for stage and screen, as well as taking on various production duties, such as lighting/sound operation, costume design/production and set building.
What you need to bring to the workshop:
- A bottle of water
- A notepad and pen
- Some comfortable clothes for movement
This workshop is open for all abilities, no previous dance or poetry experience is necessary, just an open mind to play and try something new!
This workshop is for 16+, if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Chauffeurscottage@metalculture.com or 01733 893 077.
Please let us know if you have any access requirements beforehand.
We look forward to seeing you there!