I am Not A Village - Guest Projects April Takeover!

5 Apr 2018 – 30 Apr 2018

Guest Projects

London, United Kingdom


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IANV is an artistic response to the aggressive gentrification of Hackney, made using live-dance-film, an expanded film process, that merges the roles of dancer, documenter & audience.


'I am Not A Village' live-dance-film project has been selected to host a residency at Yinka Shonibare's Guest Projects space near Broadway Market, Hackney April 1st-28th 2018. 

Your hosts are Lucy Thane, Seke Chimutengwende, Rebecca Bogue, Erifili Missiou, Maryam Hashemi, Michael Picknett, Seyi Ajeigbe, Jeremy Carne and Natalie B Wong

Other contributors include Jenny Matthews, Camille Barton, Irineu Nogueira, Dagmara Bilon, Kristian Buus, Debbie Golt, John Vanderpuije, Andrea Zimmerman, Winstan Whitter, Joseph Morgan Schofield, Charmaine Love, and Madeleine Hodge

The purpose of the Residency is to push forward this project which so many of us have put so much into, after a hiatus caused by the director’s rent going up 140% and finding sanctuary on the coast at Folkestone.

There will be 3 film shoots of scenes in the movie all of which will be preceded by some exciting workshops, participants of which will be entitled/ encouraged (though not forced) to join us for the filming

There will be loads of workshops across the month - 
See https://www.facebook.com/notes/i-am-not-a-village/links-to-workshops-on-eventbrite/422856958179539/​

Workshops will include:
Improvisation and Choreography
Invisible theatre
Verbatim and ambient sound recording and manipulation
Live Dance Film
Psychic Painting
Documentary filmmaking
Peoples' History of Hackney
Promenades, Procession and Carnival
Samba Dance and Drumming
Social interaction and Choreography

Participants in Workshops will be invited to take part in filming 3 scenes for the movie

There will also be a range of supporting participatory discussion, exhibition screening and party events

Events will include:
Opening and Closing multi-screen installations/ Performances
Global on-line dinner party
Premiere of Jenny Matthews Exhibition of People from every Country on Earth in Hackney
Creative Conversation dinners: Dance/ Film/ Activism/ Brexit/ Immigration/ Gentrification
Future Ritual for London
Local displaced business owners Cafe
Participatory Promenade/ Carnival


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