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Students from London Contemporary Dance School rehearsing Rosemary Lee’s Square Dances, Dance Umbrella 2011
Photo: Richard Oliver


GATHER UP hosts a day long workshop, inviting celebrated dance artists to share their practice and interests in a spirit of reciprocal enquiry, and to open up new conversations and ideas.

The workshops are open to the curiosity of people who work with dance, performance, movement and/or choreographic processes.


“I would like to focus the workshop on finding a place of non-judgemental, ease and flow in our movement. I will work with a somatic approach to the movement tasks and stimuli using ideokinesis and imagery to help participants find, enjoy and expand their comfort zone. Taking plenty of time to move first and foremost, there will also be time to chat and reflect. It feels so important to come together safely to move and affirm our delight in the power of dancing alone and together, and support each other in that. I am also happy to answer questions about my choreographic practice if that is helpful to anyone.”

– Rosemary


About Rosemary Lee

Known for working in a variety of contexts and media, Rosemary Lee creates large-scale site-specific works with cross-generational casts, solos for herself and other performers, video installations and short films. Her work is characterised by an interest in creating a moving portraiture of the performing individuals and communities she brings together, whilst also exploring and highlighting our relationship with our environment.

Her recent work includes Square Dances (Dance Umbrella) involving 150 performers in four London squares, Under the Vaulted Sky – a promenade work for 80 participants in a cathedral of trees for Milton Keynes International Festival, Liquid Gold is the Air (created with Roswitha Chesher) – an award winning video installation touring cathedrals and galleries, Without, a seven-screen video installation capturing a panoramic view of the city of Derry/Londonderry as hundreds of participants move through the streets, Calling Tree (co directed with Simon Whitehead) which takes place in the canopies of urban trees, Passage for Par (Groundwork, Cornwall) a durational work for 30 women slowly crossing tidal sands and Circadian (First Light, Lowestoft beach) a 24 hour durational intergenerational performance of comprising of 24 solos and its development Threaded Fine (Zfin Malta, Valletta Malta) a 5 hour durational work.

Rosemary’s work is produced by Artsadmin. She is currently a Work Place affiliate artist, Senior Research Fellow at C-DaRE Coventry University, and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Roehampton University, and an Honorary Fellowship from Trinity Laban.


All participants: £25.00

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