VOZ RARA – Improvising Politics: Out of Touch, with Hamish MacPherson

Improvising Politics is an ongoing series of playful, non-partisan workshops finding new ways to reflect on politics. Using our entire bodies – moving, sensing, writing, talking – to explore different themes (previously power, time, borders and political speech). Improvising Politics: out of touch considers what might a touch-centred approach to politics look like? Through a number of practical exercises, proposals and discussions participants will consider things like consent, care, solidarity and resistance. Neither formal dance nor formal political experience necessary. The workshop draws on somatic dance practices and is suitable for all types of experience, agility and fitness, and all ages over 16. The workshop will involve touch but we will work to explore and negotiate our own limits. Which is part of the point really.

Workshop is held at Grand Union and open to everyone, but booking is essential.
Free, book tickets here.

This event is part of VOZ RARA curated by Grand Union Curators-in-Residence Anna Santomauro and Valerio Del Baglivo.

For other events please see:

October 7, 3pm
SABEL GAVALDON
To strike a pose is to pose a threat
talk at Grand Union

November 2-4
ALEX MARTINIS ROE
Our Future Network: Workshop on Practices of Alliance
workshop – venue tbc

November 30 – December 2
JAUME FERRETE VÁZQUEZ
Voz Rara Rara Rara
workshop – venue tbc

December 1, 7 pm
There are none so deaf
performance in Minerva Works

February 2018
MIKHAIL KARIKIS
Vocal Terrains: sound, collectivity and labour
a screening of Karikis’s films and a performance lecture at Birmingham University

May 2018
KATARINA ZDJELAR
Between the sounds
a screening of Zdjelar’s films at Birmingham City University

Improvising Politics is an ongoing series of playful, non-partisan workshops finding new ways to reflect on politics. Using our entire bodies – moving, sensing, writing, talking – to explore different themes (previously power, time, borders and political speech). Improvising Politics: out of touch considers what might a touch-centred approach to politics look like? Through a number of practical exercises, proposals and discussions participants will consider things like consent, care, solidarity and resistance. Neither formal dance nor formal political experience necessary. The workshop draws on somatic dance practices and is suitable for all types of experience, agility and fitness, and all ages over 16. The workshop will involve touch but we will work to explore and negotiate our own limits. Which is part of the point really.

Workshop is held at Grand Union and open to everyone, but booking is essential.
Free, book tickets here.

This event is part of VOZ RARA curated by Grand Union Curators-in-Residence Anna Santomauro and Valerio Del Baglivo.

For other events please see:

October 7, 3pm
SABEL GAVALDON
To strike a pose is to pose a threat
talk at Grand Union

November 2-4
ALEX MARTINIS ROE
Our Future Network: Workshop on Practices of Alliance
workshop – venue tbc

November 30 – December 2
JAUME FERRETE VÁZQUEZ
Voz Rara Rara Rara
workshop – venue tbc

December 1, 7 pm
There are none so deaf
performance in Minerva Works

February 2018
MIKHAIL KARIKIS
Vocal Terrains: sound, collectivity and labour
a screening of Karikis’s films and a performance lecture at Birmingham University

May 2018
KATARINA ZDJELAR
Between the sounds
a screening of Zdjelar’s films at Birmingham City University