UBVO Workshop Series: Rosie Kay - Dance, anthropology and the body

Rosie Kay is the current Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence in the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO), School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography.


Anthropology in Dance or Dance in Anthropology?
Wednesdays, 2.00pm, 64 Banbury Road (Lecture Theatre)

A series of participatory practical sessions with choreographer Rosie Kay exploring the following themes: how dance can inform anthropology, and how anthropology can illuminate dance. Please wear clothes that you can comfortably move in.

24 April (week 1) TRUST – the listening body
1 May (week 2) SPACE – bodies and the environment
8 May (week 3) OTHER BODIES – relationships and collaboration
15 May (week 4) EMOTIONS – internal feeling / external dance


The researchers involved in this project aim to explore the embodied experience of eating disorders through dance practice. This investigation fits within the UBVO's wider objective of identifying and analysing socio-environmental factors that influence the trajectory of bodily changes related to food and eating.


Tuesday 30 April 2013 // Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry // 7.15pm curtain raiser in foyer // 7.30pm performance // 9.10pm post show talk // £13.50 (£11.50) Under 26s £9

Following the success and critical acclaim for its 2010 production, 5 SOLDIERS, Birmingham based and nationally renowned Rosie Kay Dance Company is thrilled to announce its brand new production for 2013.

There is Hope – a hard-hitting, contemporary dance work exploring ancient ritual and contemporary religion, including the Seven Deadly Sins – takes place on 30 April at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, CV4 7AL.

There is Hope begins in the real world, but rapidly descends into hell, followed by purgatory before finally reaching a state of heaven by the end – interwoven with elements of Kay’s renowned black comedy, occasional nudity and athletic performances. Both challenging and thought-provoking, this new piece – featuring five dancers and three musicians – ultimately offers up a message of hope and redemption.

Rosie Kay Dance Company has toured the UK and Europe with its unique style and strong physicality, and earned a reputation for making fierce, original and challenging dance theatre works. There is Hope is a timely, pertinent and exciting work that speaks of today.

Bookings: http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/events/dance/there-is-hope