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.
Ben Duke's work stems from an interest in combining words and movement and finding frames or contexts in which movement exists. We will be discussing collaboration; the tricky journey to finding collaborators and sometimes having them thrust upon one and how one learns from difficult collaborations. Also the on-going and evolving collaboration that forms the centre of the company Lost Dog.
Ben is the co-founder of Lost Dog, whose most recent work It Needs Horses was the 2011 Place Prize winner.
Ben trained at the Guildford School of Acting and London Contemporary Dance School, before which he gained a degree in English Literature from Newcastle University. His work explores the overlap and transition between Dance and Theatre.
He is currently collaborating with Zoe Svendsen, Will Duke and Dario Palermo on The Difference Engine which will be premiered at the Gate Theatre London as part of Dance Umbrella 2011.
For Ben's full biography visit www.independentdance.co.uk or www.lostdogdance.co.uk
UPCOMING CROSSING BORDERS TALKS 2011
*11 October: Guy Claxton, Learning Scientist
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 www.pallabs.org.
Time: Tuesdays 7 - 8.30pm
Bookings: 0207 091 9650 / email@example.com
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: www.independentdance.co.uk
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