Donate Now

Response-ability to Text – The Physicality of Poetry

16th June 2017 · 1:30pm - 4:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Response-ability to Text – The Physicality of Poetry

This physical workshop will look at the potential relationships between choreography and experimental, contemporary and online poetry, by analyzing attention, gesture, and habit. The session consists of choreographic exercises looking at reading and listening in their physicality, as well as in their relationship to space, and to overlapping spaces. Experimenting with performance of speech is also a big part of this. At the end of the session, there will be a discussion of the participants’ experiences, associations, and thoughts on what we did and what they think its potential may be for finding new ways of meaning-making through text and language. No dance experience required, just come with a readiness to move and use your voice.

Watch Katharina Joy Book’s piece koordinat, substitution, etc. on vimeo

Katharina Joy Book’s work is situated within the fields of extended choreography and performative writing, and shaped by conceptual writing and visual poetry. Her current practical research concerns itself with states of divided attention, as well as processes of noticing and listening. Recent performance work includes ‘tripping on language to make movement’, with Stephanie Johnston, performed as part of Next Choreography Festival 2016. She is currently studying Performance Design & Practice at Central Saint Martins, London.

Accessibility info: The building is fully accessible. Brockway Room

Twitter: @KatharinaJoy

Book via Eventbrite

This event is organised in partnership with Conway Hall.

Read more about how we use Cookies in our Privacy Policy.


We need your help!

We host talks, concerts, performances, community and social events. However, we are an independent charity and receive no funding from the government. Everything we do is dependent upon our commercial activity and the generosity of supporters like you.

Donate Now