Body Politic is Dance Umbrella's strand of discussions and debates focusing on key cultural issues affecting dance and performance.
There are different ways of not being allowed to speak. In the discussion we ask artists how issues of censorship, both public and private, are reflected in their art. How does censorship affect the language of the body? Are there things that we cannot say, even when not using language?
Chair: Julia Farrington, Index on Censorship
Panel: Jamila Johnson-Small, DU16 Festival choreographer; Natalia Kaliada, Founding Co-Artistic Director of Belarus Free Theatre and Pelin Başaran, an arts curator and producer from Turkey.
This is the third in our Body Politic series, and the talks from 2014 and 2015 are still avaliable to watch online on our Talk Time pages: Politics of Participation and Power or Persuasion?
Body Politic is a Dance Umbrella initiative, presented in partnership with Free Word, Index on Censorship and One Dance UK.
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A Dance Umbrella initiative presented in partnerhsip with Free Word, Index on Censorship and One Dance UK
With thanks to Alexander Whitely, model and Alex Nobel, body painter.
Fascinating discussion @FreeWordCentre @DanceUmbrellaUK yesterday on censorship in art from a wide variety of perspectives #bodpol2016
@DanceUmbrellaUK #bodypolitic - censorship in arts & freedom of movt. Powerful, moving words #belarusfreetheatre#JamilajohnsonSmall
Thank you @DanceUmbrellaUK for fascinating discussion on state, systemic & self censorship & how it affects arts #bodpol2016