Independent Dance Crossing Borders Talks 2014 - Julia Farrington

11 Nov 2014

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Cost of entry

Single talk £6 | £4 freelance and concession
3-talk cards £16.50 | £10.50 freelance and concession

Siobhan Davies Studios

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 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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Independent Dance Crossing Borders talks 2014

The Crossing Borders talks feature UK and international practitioners, whose work understands movement and embodiment through a variety of different forms, and invites them to share their process and practice.


Julia Farrington | 11th November | 7-8.30pm

Julia Farrington will discuss self-censorship in the arts – the legal, social and political constraints on freedom of expression in the UK.

Julia runs Index on Censorship’s ongoing programme looking at how artistic freedom of expression is supported, undermined, reported and defended in the UK. The programme came out of a case study of Gurpreet Bhatti’s play ‘Behud’ which was her imaginative response to the experience of her previous play Behzti being cancelled by Birmingham Rep when hostile demonstrations against the play outside the theatre turned violent. The themes that arose from this focussed on the kind of support an artist needs to present challenging, potentially divisive work – the artist is not operating in a vacuum, but requires producers and venues to be willing to take risks too.

For more information, please visit http://www.independentdance.co.uk/programmepage/exchanges/crossing-borders/


Exhibiting artists

Julia Farrington


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