DANCE AND POLITICS DEBATE
As part of CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF CHISENHALE DANCE SPACE, Charlotte was invited to take part in a discussion about dance and politics: Feminism and Dance. After at least two decades in the shade, a new feminism is revealing itself, this debate provided a fresh opportunity to discuss the particular challenges facing women choreographers and dancers; to ask questions about women’s artistic practice and the contexts in which it endeavours to take place – have things improved and if not what can be done about it?
The debate followed a performance of ‘O’, a dance duet about being black, mixed and female by Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small that addresses awkward and uncomfortable everyday experiences of ‘difference’.
The discussion was chaired by Jacky Lansley with a panel members Charlotte Vincent, Anne Furse, Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small.