Crossing Borders 2011 - Guy Claxton

11 Oct 2011

Event times

7.00 - 8.30 pm

Cost of entry

£6/£4 (concessions)

Siobhan Davies Studios

London, United Kingdom


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  • By Bus: 1, 35, 40, 45, 63, 68, 100, 133, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 196, 333, 343, 363, 468, P5
  • By Tube: Northern Line (Elephant & Castle), Bakerloo Line (Lambeth North, Elephant & Castle)
  • By Rail: Waterloo Station, Elephant & Castle

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Crossing Borders 2011 - 11th October: Guy Claxton


Independent Dance presents a series of talks with artists and academics whose particular practice has led them beyond narrow disciplinary boundaries. These talks have been organised in collaboration with the Graduate School of London Contemporary Dance School. Intelligence in the Flesh A conversation between Guy Claxton and Gill Clarke The science of Embodied Cognition is changing the face of psychology. Minds, it seems, are not a kind of abstract intelligence that bosses bodies around; rather they are emanations of bodily processes that are themselves highly intelligent. This intelligence makes itself known as much through intuitions and physical promptings as through deliberate thought. This conversation between learning scientist Guy Claxton and dancer Gill Clarke will explore the relationship between the science and the experience of movement and action, touching on play, making things, and what dance might be for. SHORT BIOGRAPHY: Since September 2008, Guy has been Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of the Learning Sciences, at the University of Winchester. He previously held the same title at the University of Bristol Graduate School of Education. He has a ‘double first' from Cambridge in Natural Sciences and a DPhil from Oxford in experimental psychology. For Guy's full biography visit UPCOMING CROSSING BORDERS TALKS 2011 18 October: Nic Sandiland, Digital Artist *25 October: Gill Clarke, Dance Artist 8 November: Siobhan Davies with artists from Siobhan Davies Commissions *15 November: Tim Ingold, Social Anthropologist *22 November: Nigel Thrift, Human Geographer 29 November: Andrew Morrish and Crosby McCloy, Improviser and Writer/Performer 6 December: Nicola Conibere, Choreographer 13 December: Miranda Tufnell and Eva Karczag, Dance Artists * This year's Crossing Borders includes four talks as part of the Movement and Meaning Lab programme produced by PAL and led by Gill Clarke, supported by Arts Council England, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Jerwood Charitable Foundation. See Time: Tuesdays 7 - 8.30pm Bookings: 0207 091 9650 / Price: *PAL talks - £6/£4 (concessions); CB talks - £5/£3 (freelance dance artists and concessions) Location: Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road, London SE1 6ER Full details at:


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