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Zinzi Minott presents

What Kind of Slave Would I Be? Workshops

Sunday 23 April
Venue 1
£7.00
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member

In a nutshell

Dance workshop responding to Zinzi Minott’s new solo dance work What Kind of Slave Would I be? (WKOSWIB - pronounced nWIK-uooh-IB?)

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WKOSWIB? - Dance Focused Workshop (11am):

A workshop to investigate the findings of Zinzi’s research- specifically to share the dance styles she found and their links to the Black British communities.

The workshop will look at the task based processes used in the making of What Kind of Slave Would I Be?, how archive may be used to generate movement and its relationship to  Zinzi’z dance practice more broadly.

Who is it for?

This workshop is aimed at those with a dance/ music focused practice or interest. Dancers with basic technical knowledge both physically and verbally.

The workshop is aimed at dancers who are interested in racialised movement, dance and politics as well as those interested in archive as a source for movement. Those who are familiar with a tasked based movement process will benefit from this workshop greatly.

What to bring?

Comfy clothes that you can move in, socks, water bottle, note book, pen and a piece of archival material you are interested in (if you have it).

WKOSWIB – Open Dance Workshop (2pm):

Open workshop to share dancer Zinzi Minotts’ ideas around dance and movement based working around archive. This workshops is designed to investigate the archive as a generative tool for movement and performance with the process used in the creation of What Kind of Slave Would I be? performance as a starting point.

Who is it for?

This workshop is open, meaning anyone who is interested is welcome. No specific experience with dance or dance language is required.

This session is aimed at dance enthusiast, archive enthusiast, visual artist with movement practices, those interested in the relationship between dance/art and politics. Those who have specific interest in the relationship between the ephemeral and tangible will benefit from this workshop. The workshop will be movement driven.

What to bring?

Comfy clothes that you can move in, socks, water bottle, note book, pen and a piece of archival material you are interested in (if you have it).

Who's Involved

Zinzi Minott - Dancer/Artistic Director
Zinzi Minott is a dancer, she’s  usually pondering the relationship between dance and politics and the place that dance holds within Black communities. She is interested in where dance has been used as resistance and survival. She is obsessive about repetition duration and exhaustion, and fragments of these can often be seen in her work. She currently lives in her hometown London-Brixton. 

What people are saying

'Zinzi Minott is a performer who never turns an idea down as policy- resulting in work that is both easy and horrifying to watch. Unmissable! ****' - Plantain Foundation

'…a highlight of the festival is Zinzi Minott’s Movement for Queers.' - Judith Mackrell – Guardian

Find out more

Twitter: @Rainbow__Arts

Web: https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/residents/zinzi-minott / https://www.zinziminott.com/

Instagram: @zinziminott 

Things you should know

Suitable for ages 13+

This event is wheelchair accessible.

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