Dance team takes to Asia House stage

The highly-rated Asia House in central London will play host to a team from the Department of Dance this week – the first time University staff have ever performed there.

Posted: 14 July 2014

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Dr Sara Houston, who will speak on Artist as Nomad

Dr Sara Houston, recently named a National Teaching Fellow, will speak on the politics and educational possibilities of the Artist as Nomad while choreographer Christopher Matthews, and alumnus Amaara Raheem, who now works for the University will present Artist as Nomad through a series films and live performances throughout the week.

It is hoped the performance will be the start of a fruitful relationship between the prestigious Mayfair venue and the University’s world-renowned dance department. Asia House’s selection of Roehampton’s creative and conceptual performance marks a departure from its usual productions.

Artist as Nomad is the culmination of a year’s worth of work carried out between staff and with students which has considered themes on nomadism such as the nature of mobility, cultural cartography, creative citizenship and what to pack when making work on the road!

Mr Matthews said: “We’re so excited to be performing at Asia House, it’s a beautiful, historical venue, and we’re planning to bring something unusual to regular audiences there. Our performances will be towards the experimental end of dance making, and based on themes important to all dance artists working independently on the fringes of creative or cultural life.”

The opening night, Monday 14 July, will see Mr Matthews and Ms Raheem show a joint video installation, which will then run throughout the week, while Dr Houston will speak about the project. Mr Matthews and Ms Raheem will present their new live performances on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 July.

Tickets for events are limited, and booking is essential. For details, visit the Asia House website.

The Artist as Nomad project is sponsored by CreativeWorks London.


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