conquering parameters : a scherzo for pandemical times
A community-dance project, led by Harry Fulleylove and Eirini Papantoniou
A DancingStrong Movement Lab Associate Artist Project
In partnership with London Studio Centre's MA Producing students
First presented in September 2020 as part of an online programme curated by London Studio Centre's MA Producing students
The aim for this project was simple - to create a work which brings people together through movement. As a collective we are challenging and eliminating real and perceived borders, enforced through societal expectations - and we feel the project is particularly relevant now during the current Covid-19 crisis. The project philosophy extends through to the choice of music to accompany and influence the movement. By choosing the third movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, we are dismantling the superior, elitist stature that the score traditionally holds, and hopefully making it more accessible to a wider audience
The creative performance cast consists of participants from 9 different countries (spread over 3 continents), coming from a wide variety of walks and stages of life.
The music used within this project is performed by the Fulda Symphonic Orchestra and conducted by Simon Schindler, and is being used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 licence the recording comes under.
DancingStrong Movement Lab is a hub for interdisciplinary somatic-based inquiry, practice-as-research ontology, performance, texts and film projects. The company is directed by Dr Adesola Akinleye and Helen Kindred
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