performingbordersLIVE: Our Bodies in the Commons Battersea Arts Centre 29th April 2023

After three years of digital-only transnational collaborations, performingbordersLIVE is back! They would like to invite you to a gathering at London’s Battersea Arts Centre for a day of collective thinking on what we can do when we harness our resources, time, bodies, and care, to collectivise them.Starting from a place of lived experience, and picking up from the research published in December 2022 e-Journal Rallying The Commons, ‘Our Bodies in the Commons’ moves away from disembodied and individualised discourse around solidarity and care, towards actions and gestures that are building and maintaining collective ways of working together.

Venue: Battersea Arts Centre (address here)Date: 29th April 2023Time: 13:30 – 18:30FREE – booking required:

PROGRAMMETwo sessions will run throughout the day to feed into these reflections: 13:30- 15:00Dance + Embodied Movement workshop with Camille Barton where we will process feelings gathered in our bodies throughout the pandemic and use them to build, futures together.15:00 – 16:00: Food sharing, everyone who holds a ticket for either of the sessions is welcome to join.16:00 – 18:30Reading Karaoke led by Youngsook Choi where we will experiment with communal reading as a site of radical joy, collective un/learning, and solidarity building, lifting threads from our second e-journalRallying the Commons. We will be joined by contributors to the e-journal – Ximena Alarcón-Díaz, Harun Morrison and Helena Walsh – to open up the conversation through our voices and bodies. If you can’t make it to this day, please know that this session will be especially broadcast live by our friends HowlRound Theatre Commons.The day will end with a special screening of It is impossible to say everything here so I leave you with this, a performance to camera by SERAFINE1369which we commissioned last year.All tickets are free, childcare will be provided as well as BSL interpretation on site and live captions (ENG) on the streaming. All access information can be found here. performingbordersLIVE: Our Bodies in the Commons is presented and curated by performingbordersBroadcasting partner: HowlRound Theatre CommonsFunded by Arts Council England and Necessity

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