Dancing with Parkinson’s is evolving this term as I begin a new collaboration with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.Read More
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empathy, awareness, human experience
On day 3 Tom Hobden led the Skills Exchange artists through a creative process to highlight the principles behind his practice and what led him to the development of his current work '20 Questions'. 20 Questions is an intergenerational piece developed with local people with varying experience of dance. Every performer in the show goes on a process with Tom and co-director Kate Flurrie; learning who they are, who they were and who they might like to be; finding the answers to these big questions through movement.
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Ensemble and collectivity
On Skills Exchange Day 3, Hannah Robertshaw and Danielle Teale collaborated to deliver a workshop exploring their joint interest of collectivity and ensemble from very different perspectives.
Hannah shared her thoughts on the ensemble as a uniting concept in which dancers communicate through shared action.
In my workshop I shared the working processed behind my research with people with Parkinson's. The Collectivity and Intimacy project was developed out of a curiosity for the teaching method of collectivity which is used in dance for Parkinson's to make best use of mirror neurons and external cueing, which is a highly researched and a proven tool for supporting people with Parkinson's to move with more fluidity and intention.
My research interrogates this teaching practice and questions whether it can be considered inclusive, as it is led by external direction (either visual, auditory, verbal or tactile) by the artist.
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aesthetics, translation and the detail of intention
Kimberley Harvey led a cheeky and payful workshop on day 2 of the SEP Skills Exchange which gave space for considering aesthetic preference and accessibility. In her own words, Kimberley explains the work she shared this week and the intentions within her practice: