July saw the launch the the Bodily Writing project hosted at the Southbank Centre’s Poetry International Festival, and the Festival of Love.

Now the project takes to Birmingham and the Birmingham Literature Festival, hosted at the new Library of Birmingham in October 2014. This will be a short taster workshop of text based Contemporary movement, followed by (an even shorter) presentation of the workshop findings.


“Participants will explore the physicality of language, engaging with a series of quick energetic creative tasks, learning and then adding to movement phrases developed in choreography from Owen Sheers’ poem ‘Last Act’.

Participants will explore rhythm, contact, tension and release, the manipulation of space, and play with extensions of time.  This workshop will explore how the energy of poetry can be transposed into movement, offering participants the chance to engage with their own responses and ideas, with quick-fire group work, bursts of writing, and physical choreography.

This is a chance for professionals and/or learners of both dance and poetry to explore their art-form in a different way. To be challenged, surprised, and engage with the potential dialogue between language and movement.”

Please email bodilywriting@gmail.com with your expressions of interest.


Full workshop details 


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