Workshops have been at the heart of the Wainsgate Dances programme since it began in 2017.
This year, there will be workshops with Thomas Goodwin and Katye Coe (Kinship); Seke Chimutengwende, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, Kirstie Simson and Katie Duck.
For bookings and information, email Rob Hopper: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kinship Workshop 7-8 August
KINSHIP returns to Hebden Bridge, a 2-day weekend workshop exploring the Upper Calder Valley, West Yorkshire.
From our meeting point at Wainsgate Chapel in Old Town, Hebden Bridge, we intend to spend the whole weekend out of doors, up on the moors or by the river. After introductions and a warm-up circle, we’ll spend each day exploring our relationship to place through sensing, moving and reflection.
Please have a look at the What To Expect page for more information on the general format of a Kinship Workshop.
We will run the workshop with some special alterations to help people feel at ease during the pandemic by following current guidelines on social distancing, and providing individuals with further options if needed. We’ll keep an eye on changes to government guidelines and adapt or adjust as and when new guidelines are put in place.
Before the workshop there will be a detailed information email that explains the plan for the weekend taking into consideration any restrictions.
a workshop with Seke Chimutengwende
We are lost in the desert.
We have come to a fork in the road. We have no map. Our ship is lost at sea. A storm is brewing. We have run out of supplies. There is a dark forest growing around us.
What do we do when no one is in charge, when there is no clear direction, when the future seems to be slipping away from us?
How do we navigate the storm both as individuals and as a collective?
We will work with movement, speech, writing and conversation to unlock these questions and look to improvisational practices as tools for survival.
*An interregnum is a period of discontinuity or “gap” in a government, organisation, or social order.
Image: The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
More about Seke Chimutengwende
Facebook event here
The Three Day Solo A workshop with Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion 7-9 October
The Three Day Solo
Choreographer Jonathan Burrows and composer Matteo Fargion invite you to work fast on a five minute solo over three days, as an antidote to lockdown reflection.
No preparation is necessary and the two artists will guide you through starting points and strategies, focussing on how to begin, how to continue, and how to select and edit materials.
The three days will end with a sharing of work
More about Burrows and Fargion here
On Saturday 9 October Wendy Houstoun will join Jonathan, Matteo and Francesca Fargion to perform Get Lost. Find out more on the Wainsgate Performance page.