Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Saturday, May 9, 2015
12:00 PM
Parklands, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, MK14 5DZ
South East England
Tracing the Pathway

The Bodies of the City; Towards a Duet with Milton Keynes workshop and celebratory sharing event – 9th May 2015

This workshop will turn Milton Keynes into a live urban laboratory, to investigate and explore the body’s relationship to this new city, through methods of expanded choreography and town planning design. Drawing upon her historical connections to Milton Keynes, Beatrice Jarvis will craft the influence of her father and mother’s roles in the Milton Keynes Development Corporation, where they were involved in the planning and designing of public spaces and the naming of streets in the town, as a springboard to guide participants’ exploration, understanding and navigation of urban sites. Using photography, creative writing, drawing and movement, the workshop specifically invites participants to explore the interface between body, personal histories and the urban environment. Framing the body as a vessel of memories and experience Jarvis will lead participants through a series of exercises and movement scores to develop counter cartographies of personal narratives and discover new modes of engaging with any city.

The workshop will take place from 12pm-5pm. There is a ticket price of £5, although you will receive a vegetarian lunch and dinner.

The celebratory sharing will be a sharing from the artist, with time for informal questions and responses, as well as a DJ set by sonic artist Aaron James. It take place from 6.30pm – 9pm. You may attend the celebratory sharing without having attended the workshop, it is free and completely open to all.


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