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Photo taken outside. A dancer seen at a distance under trees.

Laura Doehler with Exit Map: Moving On

Digital Archive: Moving On Thu 1 Sep 2022 – Fri 1 Sep 2023

A digital archive created by Anne-Gaelle Thiriot, Tania Soubry and Laura Doehler, with Alice Labant, as part of Artist Archive.

“Moving On are audio projects that were conceived by 17 dance artists during the Covid isolation. Each project offered individual yet collectively woven voices that facilitated a weekly practice and provided for much needed wellbeing. Our ambition was to instil mobility and by making use of parks we moved outdoors furthering a connectivity within our own body by relating our bodies to nature …

We wanted to make sure that we, the local SE London collective of humans, were OK because people all around us suffered from the effects of being socially distanced and from immobility by always being at home. Progressively various aspects naturally grew and opened our perceptions to how we make sense of nature, how language and collectivity lay the foundation for personal, professional and social development and how dance is being reassigned new meaning when we move with nature; the one outside of us and the one inside of us becoming increasingly inseparable. We found ourselves connected to the more-than-human and by engaging with it every week, like a ritual, it changed us, gave us strength and an outlook for a future where life and matter are more organically linked.”

Live from September 2022


ABout the ArtistS

Exit Map

Exit Map emerged in 2004 and was founded by Laura Doehler to create dance collectively with other dancers. Since then, Exit Map’s work has incorporated theatre, photography, fashion, produced interventions and site specific work alongside staged performances, and introduced improvisation as a major tool of work that defines creative, collaborative and cross-disciplinary processes.

In 2012 Tania Soubry and Anne- Gaelle Thiriot became close associates and collaborators who became co-directors of Exit Map in 2021. Together they developed a vision of cultural, social and environmental regeneration to manifest stronger and deeper connections with people and our environment. Exit Map is a social enterprise that engages the local community and reaches out to the world community of people for movement to make a change towards a sustainable future.