As artists, how do we create the conditions for real exchange between people, and how do our practices grow through encountering and engaging with difference?
Approached through the lens of Kate Marsh’s expertise on dance, disability and leadership, this conversation between Kate, Annie Hanauer and Susanna Recchia will revolve around ideas and questions which have surfaced during their Artistry & Access Lab during the week, aiming to share specific practices and experiences with a wider audience. This exchange is an open invitation to anyone interested in how dance practices can continue evolving and expanding. Join us for an active conversation – bring your experience and curiosity!
This talk is part of dance it, dance it, Independent Dance’s year-long programme conceived by Heni Hale and Nikki Tomlinson which aims to foreground disabled, neurodivergent and d/Deaf artists as leaders and to widen dissemination of inclusive dance practices. Partner organisations on different strands of the programme include Candoco Dance Company, Sadler’s Wells, The Work Room, Dance Umbrella and Team London Bridge. This programme is supported through public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Please note that this talk is now taking place online only.
Kate Marsh is a disabled dance artist with over 20 years of experience in performing, teaching and making. Her interests are centred around perceptions of the body in the arts and notions of corporeal aesthetics. Specifically, she is interested in each of our lived experiences of our bodies, and how this does (or doesn’t) inform our artistic practice. Her PhD research focussed on leadership in the context of dance and disability and draws strongly on the voices of artists to interrogate questions around notions of leadership, perceptions and the body.