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Morning classes: Charlie Ashwell

Charlie Ashwell, Banishing Dance, photo Ben Gilbert
Charlie Ashwell, Banishing Dance, photo Ben Gilbert

Choreography as an Occult Practice

Led by Charlie Ashwell, these online classes will be guided practices through a possible ‘underworld’ of dance. We will start from the assumption that dance is full of magic: its logic is partially hidden from us; it spills over, or disappears into, a different reality to our own. What practices emerge when we reach for this unknowable dimension? When we favour the impossible, the nonsensical, the unmapped or unmappable? How do we work with gaps or voids in sense, instead of trying to resolve them? What arises when we suspend the need to be convinced.

Guided movement explorations will lead us into tasks, experimenting with channelling, divination, prophecies and spells as strategies to unearth choreographic practices full of hidden, occult potential.

These classes are part of ID’s summer season curated by Seke Chimutengwende.