5 July @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pmFree
Free creative dance workshops about queer visibility, coming out and embracing the playful magic of being LGBTQIA+.
Calling all LGBTQIA+ people!
For this year’s Taunton Pride, join queer, professional dancers Eli Lewis (they/she) and Joe Garbett (he/him) for PLUE – 3 dance and illusion-based workshops that will encourage you to create some mind-bending illusions and use mirrors to evolve yourself into a many-legged creature.
Using a mischievous cocktail of contemporary dance, magician-like illusion and mirror trickery, these workshops will support you to playfully explore and celebrate your
WHO ARE THESE WORKSHOPS FOR?
- LGBTQIA+ people aged 13 years and upwards
- LGBTQIA+ allies aged 13 years and upwards
HOW MUCH DO THESE WORKSHOPS COST?
- • FREE ENTRY
WHEN ARE THE WORKSHOPS?)
6.45pm – 8.15pm
- Tues 5th July
- Tues 12th July
- Tues 19th July
CAN I COME TO 1 WORKSHOP, OR DO I HAVE TO ATTEND ALL 3?
Feel free to come to as many of the workshops as you’d like to/can attend
Each workshop will be slightly different, so if you come to all 3 you will receive 3 new experiences
WHERE ARE THE WORKSHOPS? (tbc following booking of space)
Address – The Brewhouse, Coal Orchard, Taunton TA1 1JL
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR AND BRING WITH ME TO THESE WORKSHOPS?
Wear comfortable clothes you can easily move in
Bring along a boOle of water in case you get thirsty.
Joe & Eli co-led Plue’s 2020 ACE funded pilot project, stimulating & documenting restorative conversations with rural, southwest LGBTQIA+ people about lockdown’s effect on queer intimacy & visibility. The project involved 2 weeks of R&D at Artsadmin followed by an online sharing of the work.
Full of hypnotic spectacle, Plue is a dance performance that vibrantly merges movement, illusion & queerness to explore what happens when you try to camouflage parts of your identity. The project will focus on shaping Plue for future rural touring, starting conversations about queerness in places where LGBTQIA+ people are less visible. With the pandemic restricting young LGBTQIA+ people’s access to safe, queer-friendly spaces, Plue’s outreach will support young, southwest LGBTQIA+ people to reflect on & celebrate their queer identities through dance. This latest funding will support 5 weeks of rehearsals where we will be working with a queer magician/illusionist (Neil Kelson) to create a performance to premiere at Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall in May 2022.
Joe Garbett (he/him) is a queer dance artist, who has toured internationally. Community is at the heart of his practice. He is passionate about making experimental dance accessible, exciting & enjoyable to rural UK audiences.
Elinor (Eli) Lewis (she/they) is a queer internationally established choreographer making work that straddles dance & installation. Currently
associate artist at The Place she creates performance that playfully challenges audiences to expand their understanding of what dance can be.