Date: April 19th
Time: 7 – 8 PM
With: Sara Wookey
Location: Marres, House for Contemporary Culture
Movement is the primary sense with which we explore our environment and give meaning to it. Building on her 20-year long experience, American choreographer Sara Wookey will engage in a public dialogue about the ways in which dancers and choreographers can provide new perspectives on space and movement. Wookey’s presentation will focus on the experiential being in the museum and aspects of the social and spatial conditions her work approaches and tests out. In addition, she will do a short experiential movement exercise.
Sara Wookey (1972) is a dancer, choreographer and creative professional currently based in London. She is the director of Wookey Works, a business offering creative services in collaboration with cultural organizations, educational institutions and government agencies. Wookey Works creates platforms of exchange and interaction between artists, institutions and cultural organizations in the UK and the US. Its mission is to contribute to the cultural landscape and to promote dance as a valuable art form. Parallel to her creative and professional practice, Wookey writes about economy, labor and value in the arts. She is founding director of reDANCE and a square dance caller.
What is Training the Senses?
Knowledge is not only acquired visually at schools through language and text books. Learning involves all of our senses: we learn by listening, tasting, smelling, touching – and even by using our intuition. Through Training the Senses participants explore and discover a new vocabulary for all their senses and a new way to transmit experience and acquire knowledge. Training the Senses is an ongoing series organised by Marres, that avoids any division between speakers/performance and the audience. Everyone is welcome to join.