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Ria Hartley Workshop: THE CITY IS OUR PLAYGROUND
Friday 26 June, 1 - 5pm.
The workshop will take place around the city, starting from The Yard (41 Old Birley Street, Manchester M15 5RF) at 1pm. Ria will lead a warm up and briefing after which we will be spending 3 hours outdoors, so please wear suitable footwear and weatherproof clothing. The workshop will finish back at The Yard at 5pm.
Ria's words on the workshop:
"What does freedom mean to you? Walking in your own shoes, are there places you don't go? Have you found yourself in places you’re forced to feel you don't belong? Places you have no reason to go? Do you ever question why? Have you ever stood still in a busy shopping centre, just to experience the movement of others, like a shoal of fish? Have you ever occupied the invisible spaces, cut-offs and leftovers? What is the highest point in the city we can reach? Have you ever broken through the invisible boundaries dividing social class, gender, race, age and ability? Have you ever considered that your body, identity and voice are powerful revolutionary tools? That your body is always performing and making meaning in the world?
This site-based workshop is an invitation to explore the city with our senses; spend time to interrogate its functions and how that impacts upon our bodies, and how our bodies impact on it. Together we will explore the city in new ways, peeling back layers to reveal more about our bodies in relation to site. We will play with structures, break invisible rules and perform for accidental audiences.
This workshop invites artists to creatively and critically explore how their bodies relate to the wider context of the city, and how this knowledge can be applied to creative making processes for both site and studio-based practices."
The workshop is free with a show ticket - for enquiries please call 0161 232 6086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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