The Village Dance with Simon Whitehead (2016)

Simon Whitehead reflects on how bodies practice places and how these processes might be part of experiencing and re-imagining a village. Drawing on notions from the field of social ecology, Simon considers how people might practice ‘home’, make sense of their environment and interact together, starting with his walking practice. He discusses his strategies for inviting a person to be part of something that is bigger than the individual, and proposes a cluster of experiences, sometimes dances, that might amplify and inculcate resonance or joy and help to build an unbounded sense of ‘village.’

Learn More:
Article ‘Bringing It All Back Home: Towards an Ecology of Place’ by Carl Lavery and Simon Whitehead
Website Maynard – A resource for dance and movement artists in rural Wales

This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2016 and was presented in partnership with London Contemporary Dance School.