Dance and Academia – Moving the Boundaries invites you to an Experimental Seminar as part of DEC: Demonstration Exploration Collaboration


OVADA, Gloucester Green

On the culminating day of a week-long project residency in OVADA gallery of visual artists, a dancer and a musician who are working with improvisation, Dance and Academia – Moving the Boundaries is holding an ‘experimental seminar’ at which themes of collaboration and improvisation will be discussed and explored.

Speakers are:

Jennifer Jackson (Lecturer in Dance Studies, Surrey University)

Tom Armstrong (Composer and Lecturer in Music, Surrey University)

Malcolm Atkins (Musician, Oxford Brookes University/Open University)

Robin Kirkpatrick (Professor of Italian and English Literature, Cambridge University)

The Residency Artists will also be on the panel to contextualise the seminar within the previous week’s residency.

The seminar will take the form of an open panel discussion with the speakers, followed by an invitation to watch and/or take part in an ‘experimental live session’, a practical exploration of collaborative improvisation between different practices including art, music, dance and thought/writing process.

At 6pm the residency artists invite seminar guests to stay for drinks followed by a final live drawing dance and music session with guest improvisers.

All are welcome, from any background or field.