Led by dance artist and poet Helen Calcutt, this hour taster workshop will introduce new ways of thinking about poetry and dance, bringing the ideas, patterns, rhythm, and shapes of language to life. Participants will explore the physicality of language through a series of energetic creative tasks, working through a series of short movement phrases developed in choreography from Owen Sheers’ poem Last Act.

The workshop will explore how the energy of poetry can be transposed into movement, offering participants the chance to engage with their own responses and ideas, with quick-fire group work, bursts of writing, and physical choreography. This is a chance for professionals and/or learners of both dance and poetry to explore their art-form in a different way. To be challenged, surprised and engaged with a potential dialogue between language and movement.

Following this workshop there will be a free drop in performance at 7pm in the Foyer, Library of Birmingham.

More information at www.birminghamliteraturefestival.org

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Library Of Birmingham - Bookbox, Lower Book Browse

  • Address: Library Of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND