Peoples Landscapes

Peoples Landscapes

On the 1st of November at @suttonhousent we will be sharing a new work ‘Step-Innovation’ as part of ‘Peoples Landscapes’- a late event showcasing exhibitions, art installations and events looking at the connections between our places and the rights and beliefs we hold dear.

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New Opportuntiues

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Open Call for Artists in Haringey

Site Specific - Creative Dance Opportunity in association with Grow Tottenham

Contemporary dance artist Maisie Sadgrove invites local artists (over the age of 18) to collaborate in an exciting new project taking place at Grow Tottenham between the months of February and May 2019.

The project will explore what connects ‘people’ and ‘place’ working closely with the values of Grow as a community hub. During a series of workshops the collective will focus on physicalising their findings, and will be invited to share their work in an informal event at the end of the project.

If you are interested in joining the project please contact Maisie via email: with a brief description of your own creative practice, along with any points of interest you may already have had with the premise of the project.

No previous dance experience is required.

If you have an alternative interest in the project as a contributor or organisation interested in outreach workshops please also get in touch with the email above.

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Tracing Paces and Other Explorations

Current Practice…

The psycho-geographic project ‘Tracing Paces’ began in 2017 when I invited four artists’ (Sarah Ashkin, Winona Guy, Megan Ryley-Maddock and Louis Norman) to join me for some expeditions exploring our local area at the time in south west London. Initial inspiration for working in this way came from reading the works of Rebecca Solnit* and discovering the Situationist International movement*. The nuanced recollections of attentive ‘flanuers’ and psychogeographers resonated with me and so, I began to merge dance practice with my inner wanderlust. This way of working launched our embodied practice beyond the studio, an often controlled and disciplined environment, and into open spaces. Spaces that became rich with subjectivity, whether it was the debate of public vs private, surveillance and residence or nature and man made construction. We recorded our journeys in multiple mediums that soon accumulated into various scores. 

The ways we engage with our surroundings and collaborate with these experiences remains a driving force of my work, be it the small things we are drawn to, the intention to be present or the capabilities of story telling. I enjoy surfacing our perhaps unnoticed perceptions that can be both diverse and similar and experimenting with where they can take us creatively. Since the initial project in 2017 I have continued to explore space as stimulus in open jams and workshops. If you would like to find out more please feel free to contact me. 

‘When you give yourself to places, they give you yourself back’  Rebecca Solnit

*Wanderlust, A Field Guide to Getting Lost (Rebecca Solnit)
*Situationist International, Guy Debord