Back to All Events

Space as Story

  • Chisenhale Dance Space  64-84 Chisenhale Road London, England, E3 5QZ United Kingdom (map)

What story does a space or place tell? What story could it tell? How do space, the body and language work together to become a story, whether narrative or abstract?

In this four-hour workshop, we will challenge and expand our knowledge of the materials of space and story for performance-making. The afternoon will be based in the Six Viewpoints theory and practice. 

Originated by dancer/choreographer, Mary Overlie, the Viewpoints deconstruct the materials used in performance: space, time, shape, emotion, story, and movement, opening up their infinite possibilities. The study of the Viewpoints introduces performance makers to a clear vocabulary of materials to spark research or new perspective on their own work.

The afternoon will include a brief introduction to the theoretical framework of the Viewpoints and exercises to localise the materials of space and story. Then we will put space and story in communication with one another through improvisation and experimentation to find greater and greater storytelling possibilities. 

This workshop is for performers, directors and choreographers, but dramaturgs, designers and artists of all disciplines are also welcome.

No prior movement experience is necessary.

Sat, 25 May 2019
14:00 – 18:00 BST