Kalanga - A workshop with Bakani Pick-Up

Sat Oct 07 2023 at 11:30 am to 05:00 pm

Bristol Old Vic | Bristol

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Kalanga - A workshop with Bakani Pick-Up
GATHER UP, an artist-led programme for dancers, invites celebrated artist Bakani Pick-Up to share their dance and choreographic practice and their current research in this one day workshop.
These workshops are open to the curiosity of artists and practitioners aged 18yrs+ who work with contemporary dance, movement improvisation, choreography or other movement practices.
Bakani Pick-Up is currently researching into their improvisation practice ‘Kalanga’. The practice incorporates Western Contemporary & Southern African dance forms. Bakani is exploring how we can tune into the body through sound and selective scores to create movement. Additionally they are interested in how Dance gives us an opportunity to come together through listening, witnessing and holding space for each other. In this workshop there will be facilitated open scores that prioritise textures as variation for movement.
Bakani is in the midst of research for a new company work ‘Birds of Paradise’ and they are particularly curious about how movement, even when abstract, allows us to find an emotional connection to the dance and the dancer. How might we consider moving to question and not to solve? Bakani invites you to join in this adventure, to explore how we can emphasis joy and pleasure as a way of dancing without form.
About Bakani Pick-Up:
Bakani (he/they) is a Choreographer, Movement Artist & Improvisation Practitioner. As well as creating their own work they have performed nationally and internationally works by Theo Clinkard, Anthea Hamilton & Fevered Sleep. With Practice as Research at the core of their work, they explore themes of decolonisation through Dance Practice, Haptic Visuality and Choreographic Composition.
Who is this workshop for?
Artists and practitioners (18yrs+) working with contemporary dance, improvisation, choreography or other movement practices.
What are the timings of the day?
The studio will be open from 11am. The workshop will begin at 11.30am with an hour break for lunch, small breaks in-between and will end at 5pm with 30mins until 5.30pm to connect, cool down, stretch and leave the venue.
If you are a dancer with a visual impairment and would like to come to this workshop and access our free creative audio description 1-1 support please get in touch to find out more and how to book:
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If you need access support during the workshop or have a question contact us at: [email protected]
We have a Care Pot available offering cash support towards childcare, parking, travel, access or other extra costs that may surround being able to attend this workshop. Take a read and please be in touch with how we could cover some of your extra costs so that you can come along and participate. https://www.gatherup.live/care-pot
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Image by Stuart Allen (FABRIC)
Image description: Black male dancer in dark grey sweatpants, a navy blue t-shirt layered with an unbuttoned green, white and blue checkered shirt. They are in a white dance studio. The dancer is in the centre of the image where they are leaning their head back to the side with their hands clasped above them.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Bristol Old Vic, King Street,Bristol, United Kingdom


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