A Movement Class: Listening with the Body

  • Hao, S. (Organiser)
  • Ashanti Harris (Contributor)

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition


    The history of the body is the history of human beings, for there is no cultural practice that is not first applied to the body. [...] Moreover, we do not have one history but different histories of the body: the body of men, of women, of the waged worker, of the enslaved, of the colonized. - Silvia Federici

    This workshop is an invitation to explore and redefine our relationship to our bodies and the environments we move through. Working with movement and dance as a decolonial methodology for knowledge production, the workshop will begin with a series of warm up and body awareness exercises. We will then move outdoors on an audio guided walk which will offer a series of movement provocations considering the many layers of narratives which intersect and overlap with our own experiences. You will be encouraged to follow feeling rather than any kind of style or technique, moving towards an understanding of the body as an archive of memory, experience, knowledge and a tool for listening to our surroundings.

    This workshop forms part of The Ignorant Art School Sit-in Curriculum #2.

    Period29 Jan 2022
    Event titleA Movement Class: Listening with the Body
    Event typeWorkshop
    LocationDundeeShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionLocal


    • alternative art education
    • Alternative Creative Pedagogy
    • curating events
    • decolonisation
    • Performance art
    • Radical Pedagogy