A free workshop from the London-based Freestylers, welcoming artists with and without learning disabilities and those who identify as neurodiverse. Everyone is welcome.
'Our workshops are movement based, with all dance styles celebrated. We also welcome spoken word and any other types of performance. This workshop will unfold in an organic and creative way - we will be responding to everyone's experience, skills and energy in the moment. We will be listening and learning from each other so we might invite you to take the lead and tell us what you want to do. You can decide how much you want to be involved, you might want to watch at first or be centre stage. It is your choice!'
- Come dressed in clothing that is comfortable to move in
- Bring some song choices with you if you want to
- Some of the content of the workshop may be inappropriate for children. This workshop is recommended for ages 16+
- The workshop is 4 hours long, including a lunch break from 12.20pm to 1.30pm. A light lunch will be provided for all participants, so please let us know any dietary requirements or allergies when boking.
Please book by emailing our Tramway Assistant Producer on email@example.com
If you need any travel support or access requirements to take part, contact the same email address.
Freestylers (previously Depford Freestylers) is made of a team of people who have longstanding creative relationships built on care, support and trust. As our team is made up of artists with and without disability we are often interrogating the idea of care because we believe it goes both ways. We believe that everyone in our group is powerful, so we are passionate about finding ways to break down conventional power structures and share ownership of our work. We want to celebrate individuals but challenge individualism in the arts.
Freestylers provide a space where people can be seen if they choose to be, and become a part of a wider cultural conversation about race, class, identity, and gender which is shaping the future.
They use performance and film to look for new and inclusive ways to communicate. They work in gallery spaces in the context of performance art, and want their spaces to feel relaxed and intimate. They want audiences to be able to come and go, shout and make noise, and to join in when they want to.
Photo by Brian Harley