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Turning Towards: dance Artists Raquel Meseguer & Sarah Hopfinger share their research into Embodied Practices for people who experience chronic pain

  • Trinity Centre Trinity Road BS2 0NW Bristol (map)

Our first attempt to articulate the tacit knowledge inherent in living with chronic pain and our coping strategies.

We have both experienced chronic pain for over a decade. We came together because of a shared sense that is was important turn towards the pain, in our creative practices’. We've found our experience at times to overlap, and at others to be highly specific. We've also found principles we can both work with, and tools we took for granted as ways to cope, that we believe have both artistic and aesthetic function.

3pm - 4pm Fyffe Hall, Trinity Centre Trinity Road, BS2 0NW

We will talk and share movement for 30 minutes, and invite feedback for 30mins. It is a relaxed event, which means you are free to sit, lie down, or stand while participating.

Please RSVP if you would like to attend, and please tell us about any ways we could make you more comfortable. i.e. if you would like a mat to lie on.

We hope to see you there,

Raquel & Sarah

Sarah is an artist-researcher whose work sits between live art, choreography and performance. She collaborates with disabled and non-disabled children and adults, and trained and non-trained performers and dancers. Her work is underpinned by ecological concerns and her current project - Ecologies of Pain - explores what chronic pain might teach us about living with, and relating to, wider ecological pain. Sarah lives in Glasgow and is a lecturer in contemporary performance practice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Raquel is a UK based dance theatre practitioner. She acknowledges 'crip' as an artistic tool, and 'rest' as a creative impulse. Raquel is the artistic director of Unchartered Collective, a live art and performance company she founded to create work that explores the lived experience of chronic pain. She is also a Lost Dog Associate Artist, and a Pervasive Media Studios Resident. She also advocates for a Resting Spaces Network and Horizontal Events. Her work is supported by Unlimited, MAYK and Watershed.

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