Doing Days are an opportunity to experience dance and movement through actually ‘doing’ and engaging physically with artists and their processes.
ROUGH IDEA (on Wildness, Blackness and Greenness) is an online conversational, movement workshop. Using mapping, interaction with spaces, movement scores and self-archiving participants will explore liveness and greeness in outdoor, indoor and online spaces. Amy would like to invite people who identify as being Black, Asian or as an Ethnic minority with lived experience of racism into a gentle and slow workshop which will provide a space to share experiences of being alone and outside in green spaces; as a support system the group will discuss, both physically and conversationally: what it means to be seen and watched in green spaces, self care as an act of rebellion and kinds of ‘wildness.’
The Doing Day will involve a poking and prodding into methods of scoring performance and improvisation in outdoor and domestic spaces with explorations of the internal and external body and spaces around it – moments outside are possible for those who feel open to doing so. Tangents will be welcome and celebrated. Together the group will create a series of shared interactions with ‘wild’ spaces.
Amy invites all participants to take part in the workshop in a way that gives them space to reflect and explore. No movement experience is necessary and participants are welcome to interact with the structure and content in a way that works for them, their responsibilities and needs. Supportive friends and carers are welcome into the space and please let us know what else you may need.
Before the beginning of the workshop you will receive a digital care-package. The process of this Doing Day will be documented and archived by collaborative artist Jemima Yong; who will create a ROUGH JOURNAL, a document reflecting on the workshop moments, which will be shared with the group via email afterwards as a trace of the shared experience.
ROUGH IDEA is informed by recent outdoor projects WILD LANDS (Portico Library, 2019), KINGS (2020) and FEELFEELFEEL (Dance4, 2021) and is funded by Siobhan Davies Studios through the Culture Recovery Fund.
Online, via Zoom
Pay-it-forward tickets subsidise bursary tickets across the whole of our programme. If you choose to pay-it-forward, you’re generously supporting other participants to attend, thank you!
Bursary tickets are self-nominated (i.e. you do not need to supply an ID, like when booking a concession ticket)
Please get in touch to request a free place should the cost of the ticket be a limitation.
Exclusively for people with lived experience of racism.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Lawrence is an Artist/Producer from Lancashire based in Glasgow, creating performative and visual projects using experimental choreography/movement, performativity and visual arts often within live and recorded situations with site specific solo/ensembles of bodies across different kinds of arts and public spaces. Processes are centred around low-fi tech, conversation, racial/gendered politics and the glitches between moments as hybrid, multiple outcomes incorporating ways of mapping. Amy often collaborates with organisations, creatives and ensembles of people to navigate lived experiences of othering in a socially-engaged practise. Recent projects include FEELFEELFEEL, a remote residency using performativity in outdoor suburban green spaces (2021:Dance4) and ‘I ASKED FOR WONDER’ a short experimental film ( 2021: New creatives and BBC Arts.) Amy is currently an associate producer with Take Me Somewhere Festival and Tramway ( Glasgow) and Board Representative for the Manchester International Festival.
Jemima Yong is a performance maker, photographer and comms practitioner. She is Sarawakian, born in Singapore and based in London. Collaboration and experimentation are central to her practice. Recent works include the award-winning performance Marathon with JAMS, presented at Barbican Centre and Field (2020) a photographic chronicle of her neighbourhood green during the Covid-19 lockdown, which was featured on the BBC and Time Out.