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Falling About –  Winlab Research Lab 2013

December 14/15

Siobhan Davies Studios.

Research Lab:        December 14th  10am-5.30pm    &     December 15th  11am-5pm

Two days for invited practitioners and researchers to explore physical, metaphorical and psychological acts of falling through a range of different disciplines.

Round Table Discussion:      December 14th  6.30-8.30pm 

Writers for Performance Research 18.4 ‘On Falling’ (in press) discuss their articles for the journal.  Chaired by Prof. Ric Allsopp (co-editor).

The Round Table Discussion is open to public free of charge. Please contact Independent Dance for a ticket.

Falling About brings together an invited group of artists and research practitioners from different disciplines and offers an opportunity to meet, talk, set up provocations and interventions, make things, throw things away, be uncertain, fall about, share knowledge about the paradoxical theme of falling.  There will be a structure for the two days, based on what people would like to offer, with lots of time for discussion and falling (failing). Perhaps new collaborations will emerge, a publication, perhaps nothing.  Invited are live artists, architect-academics, writers, psychotherapists, circus practitioners, choreographers and teachers…

Post graduate students may apply to attend, sending a 200 words proposal stating interest in the theme, together with CV and a short reference to:

Undergirding this research weekend is a paradox. Falling is frightening, shameful, life threatening and falling can be life changing. In falling we are victims of gravity and we are agents of change.

If a healthy creative life requires an acceptance of falling, how might we work choreographically, within different communities, to embrace falling as necessary for living change when, ethically and physically, falling holds risk of shame and fear of death?

For more information about the weekend, contact Emilyn Claid:

Funded by Roehampton University and Performance Research.

Supported by Independent Dance.

On Falling: Round Table Discussio

Saturday 14th December, 6.30-8.30pm

@ Siobhan Davies Dance Studios / 85 St. George’s Road / SE1 6ER

 Writers for Performance Research 18.4 ‘On Falling’ will share and debate different experiences and writings on falling before opening discussion to the audience.

Chaired by Prof. Ric Allsopp Head of Dance & Choreography Department of Performance Falmouth University. Joint Editor ­ Performance Research

 Undergirding this issue of Performance Research is a paradox. Falling is fearfully dangerous, the consequences can be devastating, painful if not life threatening and processes of falling offer opportunities for life change, opening up new pathways… These writings emphasize being in our bodies, in relation to the environment, in the actuality of falling, where we come face to face with uncertainty and the loss of empirical self and linear time. Not as a negative nihilistic experience – but rather as a pathway to curiosity – falling to fly.

(Performance Research 18.4 2013)

Tickets are FREE but must be reserved online:

Bookings and Information:

020 7091 9650 /

The panel includes:

Charlie Fox, Amy Sharrocks, Mark Harvey, Wendy Hubbard, Swen Steinhauser, Catherine James, Hari Marini, Chloe Johnston, Francisco Lobo & Emilyn Claid

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