ReWorking Rhythms: a panel discussion in Dance Umbrella (2023)

Drawing on their own experiences as artists, panellists Raquel Meseguer Zafe, Sho Shibata, Xan Dye and facilitator, Tarik Elmoutawakil, examine what is given time in the creative process and how those decisions affect or limit what is made, seen and valued. Using the idea of rhythm as a lens, they focus on how working practices in the arts can and should better reflect the sometimes-conflicting needs of society.

Presented in collaboration with Dance Umbrella and Team London Bridge, this talk is part of dance it, dance it, Independent Dance’s year-long programme conceived by Heni Hale and Nikki Tomlinson. This programme 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 and The Work Room. This programme is supported through public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.