During this free workshop, participants will work with dancer and choreographer Si Rawlinson to explore performance and expression through movement. Working in solo and in groups, together we will explore performance techniques under the theme of home, memories, and migration. All abilities are welcome!
Participants can also be offered a paid stipend to cover their time and contribution to the workshop, particularly if they are unwaged or looking for work.
This project is part of 'Moving Forwards, Sideways', our wider programme for Hong Kong BN(O) communities. Find out more via our Learn and Engage page.
'Moving Forwards, Sideways' is supported by the North West Regional Strategic Migration Partnership.
Si Rawlinson is a British Chinese choreographer, born in Hong Kong with English and Chinese heritage. A theatre-maker with a background in dance, his practice is interdisciplinary, mixing hip hop and contemporary dance, physical performance, and theatre. Si is Artistic Director of Wayward Thread, a hiphop dance company, and Associate Artistic Director of Kakilang, which produces and presents world-class art, and pioneers multi-disciplinary artforms from a wide spectrum of Southeast and East Asian voices.
‘Communities in the Making’ is an ongoing series of events that unites community-led and process-driven approaches to fostering co-existence amongst diverse underrepresented cultures and communities in Manchester. Through artist-led workshops, collaborative screenings, cross-disciplinary exchanges, and roundtable discussions, we actively ponder ways of nurturing agency to lay the groundwork for community building.
Throughout the course of the programme, members of the public are invited to gather, collaborate, and contemplate with us. We believe in the inherent creativity of every individual and strive to establish meaningful connections that are reflective of our current moment, and meet the needs and aspirations of the community. ‘Communities in the Making’ activates listening, interdependency, and the cultivation of new experiences to celebrate diasporic knowledge, and ground our work in encounters and experimentations.