Event, February 24th
Radar, Loughborough, Movement with Meaning: Dance, Identity, Knowledge
Through discussion and film, this online event will explore how dance produces meaning for audiences and dancers. Engaging with Kathak, ballet, contemporary dance and vernacular dance forms, it will consider dance’s intersections with memory, migration and identity, both individual and collective. Drawing on Arianna Maiorani’s recently published Kinesemiotics: Modelling How Choreographed Movement Means in Space, and the forthcoming Bodies of Knowledge book, edited by Radar’s Producer Laura Purseglove, it will bring together dancers, choreographers, artists and academics to consider how dance uses the body – and how bodies use dance – to tell stories about who we are, have been, and might become. It will also explore methods that might be used to derive meanings from dance.
Event, February 25th
To celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month this February 2021, we are hosting an online panel discussion focused on creativity and queerness. Join the discussion with special guest speakers, chaired by Dr Hannah Robbins, Director of Black Studies at University of Nottingham.
In Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde writes: “We must recognize and nurture the creative parts of each other without always understanding what will be created.” In this panel we will discuss the relationships between creativity, queerness, and Black-lived expression. We will explore issues of power and vitality as part of seeing many intersecting sides of queer Black creativity in Britain today.
Event, February 26th
Method-Lab is an experimental residency between members of General-Practice (GP). The restrictions of Covid-19 has allowed the group to adapt and return to an experimental way of creating work. Throughout December, January and February members of GP will develop their individual practices, along with critical discourse using online video chat on a regular basis.
Method-Lab will be a way of experimenting and expanding on new techniques and ways of approaching and making work using the studio/project space to help expand and inform ways of working.
Event, February 26th/27th
No Jobs in the Arts Fringe is a free digital festival focused on ‘collaboration’ in the visual arts. We have lined up fourteen unique events: a variety of free talks, workshops, and creative events, aimed at and delivered by early-career creatives. We think collaboration is a key part of being creative, so we are making a digital space to encourage links between creatives.
The No Jobs In The Arts Fringe Festival will take place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th February 2021. The Fringe is in partnership with UK New Artists and supported by Arts Council England. All events are free but do require booking. Some events have limited availability, so please book quickly!