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Freedom School: Apocalyptic Doing/Making Sun 5 Dec 2021, 7 – 7.45pm

An online sharing hosted by Functional Rituals / Dance Is a Weapon, as part of the Percolate Programme.

Freedom School: Apocalyptic Doing/Making is a practice-sharing space, an embodied encounter, and a collaborative laboratory for movement artists of colour.  

Taking place over the course of one weekend, Functional Rituals / Dance Is a Weapon (Collective Movement Practice for People of Colour) will gather 6 artists to consider the question of doing/making in apocalyptic times amidst ongoing social, political and climate crises. 

We ask: 

  • What modes of being, moving and practicing together do we need?  
  • What relationships can we form in and through movement against interlocking systems of oppression? What is collective transformation?  
  • What is collective liberation?  

Inviting both kinetic confluences and collisions amongst artists, the gathering will culminate in a public sharing online. This event is open to all in the format of a conversation, a workshop, and a performance offering reflection on the process of doing/making. 

Sun 5 Dec, 7 – 7.45pm  

Online, via zoom 


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As a standard all our online events feature automated transcription and closed captions. On our booking form please state any access requirements you may have. BSL interpretation can be provided on request. In addition, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions or concerns.

To get in touch please email contact@siobhandavies.com.


Functional Rituals / Dance Is a Weapon

Functional Rituals / Dance Is a Weapon is a London-based movement collective for and by people of colour. Our aims are threefold: to develop a framework of practice that fosters a movement community otherwise not readily available in traditional dance institutions and contexts; to investigate, through dance, the social, political and historical conditions of our practice as well as the meanings and stakes of building a movement for and by dance artists of colour; and lastly, to explore collective movement practice as a tool for community organising toward social transformation.