response-ability to text - the physicality of poetry

16 June 2017


Venue: Conway Hall (Brockway Room), Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

Organiser: Katharina Joy Book

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.

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.