This workshop is intended for people who have recent and/or significant experience as a professional performer; it is not limited to any particular style or context for dance, with the clear aim that people from different fields, genres, cultural contexts and work situations will attend and form a community for the day. The workshop is an extension of an initial lab that Katye held at Independent Dance earlier this year.
Katye invites dancers to share her research and questions:
What does the experience of dancing bring when it is spoken?
Why and how does this body of experience matter?
With a strong belief that dancing matters and can speak boldly into political and social arenas, Katye proposes that the time in which dance is a vehicle for change has already begun…
The day will consist of a series of proposals. These proposals will be encountered as a group, through activities of dancing, talking, active listening, sharing food and finding the written word.
Katye Coe is a dancer based in the UK. Her work as a performer spans over 20 years of international performance practice and as a dancer she collaborates currently with Joe Moran, Florence Peake, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, Keira Greene, Charlie Morrissey, Stefan Jevanovic.
Between 2008 and 2016 Katye was the founder director of Summer Dancing and Decoda. She was course director for Dance at Coventry University between 2010 and 2016.
Katye teaches independently across the UK and internationally and her teaching practice is an extension of her performance practice. Katye is a certified Skinner Releasing Technique teacher.
Katye is the 2018/2019 Torchlight Artist at Siobhan Davies Dance; Katye is a member of the Sadlers Wells Summer University Cohort (2015 – 2019)
She is currently studying for a PhD at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University, supervised by Simon Ellis, Suzanne Foellmer and Jonathan Burrows.
Bristol based participants: £25
Concession: £20 (available to those travelling from outside Bristol)
Booking ahead is required to secure a place.