A community participation project with Dulwich Picture Gallery as part of their partnership with Tessa Jowell Health Centre.
Over 6 free sessions dancers and choreographers Annie Pui Ling Lok and Jules Cunningham, and filmmakers Rachel Davies and Daniel Saul will collaborate with health centre users to create a new dance performance and film.
The sessions will explore wellbeing and dancing through gentle movement exercises and participants will play with capturing themselves on film. The project will end with a performance event at Tessa Jowell Health Centre and the final film will be exhibited at the centre for three years.
Supported by the League of Friends of Dulwich Hospital and the Prudence Trust.
To take part for free email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All sessions will take place at Tessa Jowell Health Centre Fridays 11:30am – 12:30pm in February and March 2023.
Workshop dates: 10, 17, 24 February and 3, 10, 17 March 2023
Performance date: 17 March 2023
No previous experience is necessary, everyone is welcome.
At the end of the project participants will also receive a Community Welcome Pass which will give you free entry to the Dulwich Picture Gallery for 12 months.
About the Artists
Annie Pui Ling Lok
Annie Pui Ling Lok works with live performance in processes that are experimental and collaborative. She is currently Co-Artistic Director of Siobhan Davies Studios, in collaboration with independent producer Kat Bridge.
Jules is a professional dancer based in south London. They make work in different mediums including drawing, printmaking, and performance. They perform nationally and internationally as a dancer and collaborate with other artists.
R&D Studio are two filmmakers, Rachel Davies and Daniel Saul who have been making films with dance and community groups, using portraiture and playful images for more than 20 years.
Do I need to attend every session?
You can attend as many sessions as you are able to. We would love to have you attend all six.
I have a health condition, are these sessions accessible?
Yes, the sessions take place in an accessible space and those with limited mobility are welcome to participate. If you have any questions about whether these sessions are suitable for you, please get in touch with us.
Would I be able to bring my baby/toddler?
Yes. We don’t have designated childcare in the workshops, but you can bring your child along and they are more than welcome to join in if they want to.
Do I need to have previous dance or film experience?
No previous experience is necessary, everyone is welcome to come and try out the workshops.
Are you able to cover travel expenses?
We can cover travel expenses up to £10 per workshop. You will need to complete an expenses form and provide receipts of travel.
What will I be doing in the sessions?
One or more of the artists will lead each session. You will be guided into gentle dancing and movement that focuses on relaxation, playfulness, creativity and well-being. Together we will make movement which will then be captured on film in each session.
Who will I be working with?
Annie Pui Ling Lok, Co-Artistic Director of Siobhan Davies Studios is leading on this project. She will be joined by dancer and choreographer Jules Cunningham and filmmakers Rachel Davies and Daniel Saul.
How will my contributions be used?
The work you make in collaboration with the artists will be shared in a public performance and in a film that will be exhibited at the Tessa Jowell Centre after the performance. You will be involved in deciding what goes into the final performance and film and what doesn’t!
Will I get to see the final film created by the artists?
Yes! The film will screen in the waiting areas of the Tessa Jowell Health Centre for three years. We will also share it in some local public places, including the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Can I take part but not appear in the final performance event and film?
We would love for you to appear in one or both, but it is absolutely fine if you would just like to take part in the sessions. Please make us aware at the start if you don’t want to be included in either the film or the performance.
Have more questions?
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