The glorious weather is tempting me towards lazy days reading on the green however June is almost upon us and I still have plenty to do…
The Performing Worlds event will begin on the 9th June and will continue in various locations throughout Dundee until the 15th (visit http://www.d-air.org/performing-worlds for the full programme). I will be embodying various animal personas during the week and will have a couple of situated performances as well.
The first of these performances will take place at the Camperdown Wildlife Park on Monday 11th and will present the human animal in its destructive capacity, as the most dangerous animal on display at the zoo. The second of which will take place on Friday 15th in the City Square and will be an enquiry into Dundee’s relationships with animals. I will post further details soon so watch this space…
Last Wednesday I ran a performance workshop for the D-AiR Performance Platform assisted by the lovely and exuberant Morgan Cahn. Despite the drizzly weather we boldly left the HMC and took to the streets to explore our relationships to the city and one another.
This workshop was intended to allow the participants to explore the familiar city and how they inhabit it in a new and bodily way; hopefully raising questions and bringing new insight into how we dwell in the city in our everyday lives. It also explored the way we relate to other beings in the city and what it means to share space.
I was please to receive a lot of positive feedback from the group, who all seemed to enjoy themselves and who hopefully got something out of the exercise. I was extremely moved by how everyone seemed to really commit to the scenarios I proposed. I know from attending workshops in public spaces myself that it can be a little daunting to step outside the realm of ‘acceptable’ behaviour especially when there are passers by who bear witness to your actions but I was glad that no one participating felt they had been pushed too far.
Here are just some of the images captured of the workshop.