The UK development organisation and membership
body for community and participatory dance
You are here:> Home > Developing Practice > People Dancing's Summer School > Wednesday 24 July: Refreshing your creative practice
Wednesday 24 July: Refreshing your creative practice

Led by Rosemary Lee

This one-day course, led by Rosemary Lee, will give you the chance to re-immerse yourself in the creative practice that lies at the heart of dance as an art form. The course will encourage you to re imagine and experience the qualities of your own dancing, exploring how we sense and describe these and how we can draw out qualitative movement in our participants. With an unpressured and relaxed approach Rosemary will introduce and encourage creative ideas and responses reminding us of our own resources.

Course outcomes:

  • Refocus on dance as an artistic practice
  • Develop language skills that support qualitative movement and exploration
  • Explore starting points for artistic development.

Participation requirements:

  • Participants on this course must be willing to share, explore and contribute.

 


Application forms
Rosemary Lee biography

Known for working in a variety of contexts and media, Rosemary Lee creates large-scale site-specific works with cross-generational casts, solos for herself and other performers, video installations and short films. Her work is characterised by an interest in creating a moving portraiture of the performing communities she brings together, whilst also exploring and highlighting our relationship with our environment, be it urban or rural.

Her recent work includes Square Dances (Dance Umbrella) involving 150 performers in four London squares, Under the Vaulted Sky - a promenade work for 80 participants in a cathedral of trees for Milton Keynes International Festival, Liquid Gold is the Air - an award winning video installation touring cathedrals and galleries, Without, a seven-screen video installation capturing a panoramic view of the city of Derry/Londonderry as hundreds of participants move through the streets, Calling Tree (co directed with Simon Whitehead) which takes place in the canopies of urban trees, and Passage for Par (Groundwork, Cornwall) a durational work for 30 women slowly crossing tidal sands.

She is an Artsadmin Artist, a Work Place artist, Senior Research Fellow at C-DaRE Coventry University, ResCen Research Associate Artist (Middlesex University), holds an Honorary Doctorate from Roehampton University, and has an Honorary Fellowship from Trinity Laban.

 

Photo: Rosemary Lee by Shaun Armstrong.