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The Artifact Presents… Flow! Dance and Spoken Word Workshops

9 Feb 2018

Image: Sarah Darling

The Artifact has been challenging dancers and spoken word artists to respond to each other through its Flow! technique for a number of years.

The dance company has run workshops across Scotland teaching a variety of different methods for using dance and spoken word, working with Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, Argyll Youth Arts, The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and Dundee Women’s Aid.

This spring, The Artifact is now able to bring a number of Flow! workshops to the general public in Dundee, as part of the Dundee Futures Fund Feasibility Grant that it has been awarded by Dundee Social Enterprise Network, an initiative which is funded by the Rank Foundation.

The company will be delivering a series of taster workshops at The Vision Building in Dundee in March and April 2018. These taster workshops give an introduction into the Flow! concept, inviting participants to write their own short pieces of spoken word, and learn techniques for performing it, before creating movement to match those words. No prior experience of dance or spoken word is needed – just an interest in trying something new, and a great sense of humour.

It is £10 per ticket, which provides two hours of tuition and also goes towards providing funds for someone less fortunate to be involved in Flow! workshops in the future. For example; some of your ticket may pay for a stroke patient, or someone experiencing domestic abuse to gain access to a Flow! workshop as art therapy.

Workshops are available for adults and young people. To book, please follow the relevant links below:

Saturday 10 March 2018, 10am-12pm (Ages 16+)

Saturday 10 March 2018, 1pm-3pm (Ages 10-15)

Saturday 7 April 2018, 10am-12pm (Ages 10-15)

Saturday 7 April 2018, 1pm-3pm (Ages 16+)

For further information about the workshops, please email Artistic Director, Gemma Connell, at gconnellarts@gmail.com