Notes from Keep Listening Keep Talking #1: ‘The fear of being free’

This discussion was introduced by Carla Trim-Vamben (University of East London) as part of the Keep Listening Keep Talking series hosted by ID, Dance HE, C-DaRE and the Centre for Performance Philosophy, University of Surrey.

“I deliver an undergraduate degree programme that focuses on popular and social dance forms. I often ask why students are afraid of freestyling and feel safer staying in the boundaries of technique exercises? Is the transmission of popular and social dances within academic institutions creating a culture of fear? How do we ensure that the freedom that is inherent in these styles is accessible?” Carla Trim-Vamben