In April this year, I visited Aarhus, Denmark. One of the principle visitor attractions is the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum – an art museum which has a circular walkway atop the building. Visitors can be seen walking in this circular structure as it has glass sides or walls creating a passageway. Hence, a circle dance is its product.Continue reading Circle dance
Category: Folk Dance
Talk and performance with Veronica Cordova de la Rosa at Common Ground, Oxford
Veronica Cordova de la Rosa gave a talk entitled ‘Images of violence from Mexico : a performance based enquiry’ about her art and PhD study, on Tuesday 21 March at Common Ground – a pop-up workspace on Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. Formerly, it was a Barclays Bank and the talk was in the disused bank vault. A performance by attendees followed.
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Meeting Points March 2018
At Meeting Points on Sunday 11 March, we explored our new ideas and interests in dance, including one using a bungee rope that Naomi had brought with her.
Meeting Points 2018
Dancers, visual artists and musicians improvised together in the Oxford Brookes Drama Studio on 11 February at a ‘Meeting Points’ session. It was organised by musician Malcolm Atkins, and revived following the death of Ana Barbour – its founder.
Practice dance ‘Valentine’ by Summertown Morris, Oxford
I visited Summertown Morris in Oxford on Wednesday 10 January to see them practicing a Morris dance called ‘Valentine’.
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Morris Dancing meets Contact Improvisation?!
I am starting a new project – combining Morris dancing – an English folk dance – with contact improvisation to produce a number of ‘sketches’. Dance artist Naomi Morris (yes, that really is her name) and I have already started jamming ideas. The working title is ‘Morris Remade’. I’m not quite sure where this is leading us … !
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English Folk Dance with Chloe Metcalfe
In this lecture/workshop at Oxford Town Hall on 3 October 2017, Chloe Metcalfe – a researcher from Roehampton University presented ‘When non-dancers dance: considerations of audience and performer in contemporary British community-dance events.’ She also taught a dance to the audience, and played violin accompaniment as they danced.