Writing as Choreography Course with Alexandrina Hemsley

Mon 19 Jul 2021 - Fri 23 Jul 2021
0:00 - 23:59
€50 General Admission / Free for DI Members*

Join us from Monday 19 July to Friday 23 July to participate in creative writing exercises from our 2020-2021 International Associate Artist Alexandrina Hemsley.

Throughout this week-long course, words will be used as choreographic opportunities to sift through how to connect, be empathic, express desires, give permission and be responsive to ourselves. Something about choosing writing as a choreographic unfolding; and the same being true of choreography as an unfolding texture.

The writing course will be delivered daily through online resources that participants will receive via email and can respond to in their own time, way and space. Please note these sessions will not be live online, but will be creative materials for you to access and work with, in your own time.

Please set aside 1-2 hours Tuesday-Friday

Monday: Day 0: Welcome
Tuesday: Day 1: Home
Wednesday: Day 2: Ekphrastic Forms
Thursday: Day 3: Golden Shovels and Blackout Poetry
Friday: Day 4: Open Letters Joy and Power in Advocacy

We invite participants to an online reflection and sharing of work with each other and Alexandrina on Monday 26 July at 11am.

ABOUT Alexandrina

Alexandrina’s creative practice lands in the fluid spaces of dance, choreography, writing, facilitating and advocacy. Their interests are both enduring and in expansive states of flux – or just in connection/relation to the processes within life and within living. They turn towards the sensorial, the bodily, the multiple subjective positions of self – and self in intimate relation to self and other selves – as ways to find breath and voice amidst the unjust and inequitable.

Alexandrina has recently founded her own organisation Yewande 103. Yewande 103 formalises the past 10+ years of Creative Director Alexandrina Hemsley’s work in the contemporary dance field as a choreographer, performer, writer, mentor and educator.


€50 General Admission
Free for DI Members*

*Find out about membership here.

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