Not too late to catch the second weekend of this year’s Cohesion Festival programmed and organised by Oxford Improvisers.  The Oxford Improvisers have some stunning musicians among their number and many of the group have contributed to a wide variety of dance projects over the years, so give them your support!  Exciting events on both Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd, with the final performance at the Pegasus involving not only musicians of the Improvisers and their distinguished guests, but also dancers and visual artists from the Drawing Dance Project.


     Artistic Direction: Pat Thomas
On Friday, 2 December and Saturday, 3 December Oxford Improvisers present two further concerts as part of COHESION 2011. The first is an inventive and edgy community piece called Boundaries.  The second piece called New moves; new sounds is a collaboration across the arts, featuring exceptional musicians, dancers and graphic artists from Oxford’s creative arts communities. Both of these concerts involve workshops to which local music communities from around Oxford are warmly invited to participate.

Friday 2 December   4.45 pm and 9.15 pm
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place Oxford OX4 1DY Entry: £5.00

Boundaries  a multi-layered work combining live contributions from Oxford’s vibrant musical communities, vocal and instrumental, with soundscapes from the edge of town.
Workshops and rehearsals are held throughout the month of November,
contact or 01865 721564 if you wish to take part.

Saturday 3 December afternoon and evening

Pegasus Theatre Magdalen Road Oxford OX4 1RE

New moves; new sounds

1.30-3.30 pm  Taster workshop on improvisation techniques. Cost: £3
4.00-6.00 pm   Open session. An open rehearsal and discussion prior to the evening performance. Cost: Free (booking required).

8.00 pm  Concert: £7, £5 concessions, £4 U18

An exciting live collaboration across the Oxford arts communities featuring three exceptional guest musicians:

Tunde Jegede (kora, cello),

Hafeez Al-Karrar (percussion),

Ahmed Abdul Rahman (erhu)

Four remarkable Oxfordshire based dancers:

Susie Crow (Ballet in Small Spaces )
Ana Barbour (Anadance )
Aya Kobayashi (Anjali Dance Company )
Jason Manito (Anjali Dance Company )

Three well known Oxford visual artists from the DEC Drawing Dance Project:

Clare Bassett, Kassandra Isaacson and Susan Moxley

Four established members of Oxford Improvisers: 

Pete McPhail (flute/sax), Jill Elliott (viola), Sarah Verney Caird (voice) and Pat Thomas (electronics)

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Direct contact:  Email: or tel: 01865 721564.