Improvising with Words and Movement

16.MARCH.2021 • 17:00 - 18:15

This online workshop is part of our artist development programme, Reboot, which connects and cross-pollinates creatives across disciplines – from the worlds of music, theatre, visual art, architecture and healthcare. We have been providing free professional development opportunities to artists for many years. During the pandemic, Reboot has gone online to provide additional support to artists through these challenging corona times. We aim to nurture a highly-skilled, diverse creative workforce and a strong, vibrant arts sector.

Improvising with Words and Movement
with Seke Chimutengwende
Tuesday 16 March 2021, 5pm – 6:15pm

Join choreographer Seke Chimutengwende to look at different ways of generating words and movement spontaneously in performance.

Where do words and movement come from? How do they inform each other? And how do we relate to what comes up?

We will look at the problems of not knowing what to say, the fear of not making sense and the question of how to transition between moving and speaking.

We will develop skills of listening, noticing and responding in performance and explore how to shape content in the moment. Choreographer Seke Chimutengwende brings all his experience and humour as a performer into this workshop. His teaching facilitates ease and confidence in performing and a joyful approach to improvisation.

About Seke Chimutengwende:
Seke Chimutengwende is a choreographer, performer, movement director and teacher.

He studied dance at Lewisham College 1999 – 2001 and London Contemporary Dance School 2001 – 2004 and went on to perform for companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre, Lost Dog, Fabulous Beast and numerous independent choreographers.

Seke began making choreographies in 2011, including The Time Travel Piece, a semi-finalist for The Place Prize 2012, and Black Holes, a collaboration with Alexandrina Hemsley, which was selected for The British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase 2019. Seke is currently researching a new group choreography looking at ghosts and haunted houses as metaphors for how histories of slavery and colonialism haunt the present.

Seke regularly teaches improvisation at The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, London Contemporary Dance School, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Goldsmiths University.