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Embodying space I – care

Talk

Monday 22 October 2018
6.30 — 8pm

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CLOD ENSEMBLE, Placebo, 2018.

Photograph by Manuel Vason

The first in a series of events with Clod Ensemble exploring how our physical relationship to the spaces we inhabit affects our health and experiences of care.

In this performative lecture, Clod Ensemble’s Artistic Director Suzy Willson will draw on the work of French theatre teacher and mime artist Jacques Lecoq to explore how the ways in which we experience space might impact our health and our experiences of care.

Lecoq has often been likened to an architect in his analysis of how the human body functions in space. His techniques and teaching have become an essential part of movement training in drama and dance schools around the world.

Clod Ensemble is one of the UK’s leading performance companies. For over two decades, Director Suzy Willson and Composer Paul Clark have developed a highly original performance language which defies categorisation, creating provocative, finely crafted work, ambitious in scale and concept. Working at the intersection of different forms and disciplines, Clod Ensemble collaborates with dancers, actors, musicians, medics, architects and orchestras. From the choral lament Silver Swan in Tate Modern’s vast Turbine Hall (2013), to An Anatomie in Four Quarters (2011), dissecting Sadler’s Wells auditorium and stage, their work has always encouraged people to see familiar spaces from a new perspective. The company’s pioneering Performing Medicine programme encourages people working in health care to appreciate the choreographic, non-verbal and spatial dimensions of care.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Monday 22 October 2018

6.30 — 8pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£15, £9 concessions

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