Watch the film version of Freestylers’ Everybody With Me, Always online.
“Everybody With Me, Always tells the story of our journey together over the last two years. What we have shared, all the amazing people we have met and how we have grown. We are creating a new place, where the rules are different and everyone is welcome.“
Freestylers are an ever-expanding team of artists. Person-centred and disability-led, their work is about listening and learning from each other.
The live performance of Everybody With Me, Always was a CONTINUOUS x Unlimited commission that saw Freestylers go on a UK tour for the first time across 2021 and 2022 – journeying to Goldsmiths CCA, London; Tramway, Glasgow; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; and Bluecoat, Liverpool.
Do you want to dance with Freestylers? Join their Sessions every Tuesday at Siobhan Davies Studios – find out more here.
Watch on online from Friday 23 September
Starring: Nancy Clayton, Vicki Hawkins, Andrea Swainson, Joe Peciuch, Meave Obrien, Charles Oni, Adam Smith, Shola Cole Wilson, Abdul Sabir, Sheri King, Ezi Ogbonna, Sunanda Biswas, Roland Carline, Francis Majekodunmi, Rachel Gildea, Bethany Pound Green, Carol Pound and DJ Hassan.
ABout the ArtistS
Freestylers (previously Depford Freestylers) is made of a team of people who have longstanding creative relationships built on care, support and trust. As our team is made up of artists with and without disability we are often interrogating the idea of care because we believe it goes both ways. We believe that everyone in our group is powerful, so we are passionate about finding ways to break down conventional power structures and share ownership of our work. We want to celebrate individuals but challenge individualism in the arts.
Freestylers provide a space where people can be seen if they choose to be, and become a part of a wider cultural conversation about race, class, identity, and gender which is shaping the future.
We use performance and film in our workshops to look for new and inclusive ways to communicate. We work in gallery spaces in the context of performance art. We want our spaces to feel relaxed and intimate. We want our audiences to be able to come and go, shout and make noise, and to join us when they want to.