Moving On Air

Moving On Air, four dance artists inspire encounters with breath and air to unlock energy, find buoyancy, play and freedom as we spread our wings out into the open.

These images are from Hilly Fields, Finsbury Park and Marseille, sent by participants and dance artists

Moving On … is a series of audio guides that invite a personal improvisation movement practice by carving attention to sensory input, anatomy and imagery. People engage with it in parks across London and further afield in Europe. Conceived for lockdown it allows one’s practice to unfold in relation to others while keeping a safe distance. We propose large open spaces for people to move alone yet see each other and visually connect.You will receive an audio prior to the event, go somewhere you want to practice where others might practice too but far away or where you practice alone. As you like. The guide is conceived without need to meet up as all information is distributed before and during the audio guide. We take social distancing very serious and conceived Moving On as a way to work with the rules yet to provide what is largely not possible: moving freely, a sense of connectivity and being physically present in space.We invite all ages and backgrounds to join us as you can listen to the audio and follow in any way it suits you.

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We have 4 Eventbrites as we offer 4 locations

Hilly Fields

Finsbury Park

Marseille

Further Afield

These are our contributing artists

Alice Labant is the youngest member who has been writing and recording for Moving On many times. Her work and voice offer sensitive and creative elements that spark imagination and over the recent months has created a powerful glue and substance to the work.

Laura Doehler is the main facilitator and has been the initiator of the these audio guides to support her teaching during Covid. Sharing the writing and recording and providing them for people to find ways to connect and make sense of the world has become the objective of Moving On. Alongside the creation of these audios Laura is looking at professional development for these artists to be the ground support for a creative and culture infused community where people meet, exchange and define new tools to meet the everyday.

Vanio Papadelli is a movement artist who works across the fields of dance and theatre. She teaches movement, composition, and embodied approaches to writing as a regular lecturer at Rose Bruford College, Goldsmiths and Trinity Laban. Her teaching is inspired by yoga, Contact Improvisation, somatic movement, dance and physical theatre. Her performance work has travelled to Greece, the UK, Germany, Egypt and Lebanon. Vanio has worked and performed with an eclectic mix of theatre and dance practitioners (Song of the Goat, Angela Woodhouse, aswespeakproject, Alex Crowe, Nesreen Nabil Hussein). Since 2013, she has been collaborating with Tania Batzoglou in the project CANDID, that explores female friendships and repeats itself at least once a year, as a life-long performance ritual. 

Sofie Narbed is a cultural geographer and dancer with a strong practice in CI, based in SE London. Her work explores dance as a practice of listening and relating to the world and to one another. She has collaborated with artists in the UK and Ecuador. Sofie currently works as researcher and lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London.