Moving On The Edge

When: 14.03. and 21.03.2021

Time: 12.00 – 14.00 hours

Where: Hilly Fields, London and Liverpool will take place over both Sundays (weather behold) and Bristol, Athens and Hampstead Heath will take place 14th only.

This audio looks at how we place ourselves amongst all else, to which purpose and needs and with what capacity to change? Mary Pearson, dance and performance artist from Liverpool joins our SE London team of contributing artists and adds that twist and unconventional take on life that is unique to her work.

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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These are our booking links:

Hilly Fields, London – both dates

Princes Park,Liverpool – both dates

Bristol – both dates

Hampstead Heath -14th only

Further Afield – both dates

We also have someone holding a space in Athens! Please book via Further Afield and let us know you are there so we can get you in touch! Philopappou Hill – 14:00 – 16:00 GR time

Our contributing artists:

Mary Pearson is a dancer and performance maker based in Liverpool, UK. Toured solos FAILURE, The Sand Dog Cometh, and FoMO, mofos! internationally 2012-2018. Her multi-disciplinary practice is rooted in improvisation and collaboration. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner® she is researching how performance practices can address collectively embodied trauma.

Current collaborations: How to Be Afraid? is an ongoing performance project led by Mayfield Brooks and Mary Pearson that explores fear as an antidote to counteract the trauma of their different but connected links to the transatlantic slave trade. 

KUDERA+MPEARSONATERAnthropo+Screen by-products is a hybrid fashion- and dance- making dialogue with Alena Kudera, highlighting consumerism, plastic waste and fashion’s role in the climate crisis. 

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.

Gordon Raeburn