Frames. Escaping the screen with Adam Benjamin
We will spend time on screen together and just as importantly, time away from the screen exploring tasks in our own space, bringing back our discoveries to share with each other. There will be guided imagery that explores external and internal spaces and how we can engage with one another even when inhabiting different spaces.
Feedback from previous online workshops
“ A beautiful, thoughtful and thought provoking session” Participant UK
“A breath of fresh air” Participant USA
“ I flew out of the window and danced in the dark garden” Participant Finland
“ Dancing with each other without looking at the screen felt pretty great!” Participant USA
WHEN: Sunday 6.6.21 at 14.00-16:00 (EEST; UTC+03:00). Check your local time
WHERE: Va Zoom. Registration and payment here
LANGUAGE: English with Finnish translation if needed
Adam Benjamin is a choreographer, author and one of the pioneers of integrated dance. His book Making an Entrance. Theory and practice for disabled and non-disabled dancers (Routledge 2002) is considered a seminal text. He has received numerous awards including a London TimeOut performance award, the Sainsbury’s award for education, and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship while on the faculty of Theatre and Performance at Plymouth University. He has been an Associate Artist at The Place, a Wingate Scholar, a Rayne Choreographic Fellow, recipient of an Arts Council International Artist Fellowship and was named a Change Maker by the South Bank Centre in 2015. He founded Tshwaragano Dance Company, the first South African dance company integrated on both racial and disability lines, more recently he helped establish the first professional integrated company in Japan; Company-Kyo. He was joint founder of CandoCo Dance Company and a founder member of 5 Men Dancing. His most recent choreographic work Marked for Exim Dance company was performed in the UK and Italy before the pandemic. He has taught and performed with amongst others Russell Maliphant, Kirstie Simson, Jordi Cortés and Gabriele Reuter. During the pandemic he launched the Dancers’ Forest initiative and is now raising funds for the first forest site in Devon.