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Workshop: performing unruliness – writing a score to move to with Zinzi Minott

Thursday 4th April 2024 , 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Explore ideas of Zinzi Minott’s “Unruly Body” through this experimental guided writing workshop, mapping out our own movement scores to think through bodily autonomy. 
Credit to Zinzi Minott

How would we perform if we weren’t silenced? If we weren’t forced to live in fear? If we weren’t bound by our passport or borders as they exist today? 

“For bodies that cannot be ruled, are tired of being ruled, or don’t fit into the rules”, Zinzi Minott is interested in what happens when we suspend reality and use dance and movement as means to take our mind elsewhere and imagine alternate futures and ways of being.  

Expanding on themes explored in Kat Anderson’s Mark of Cane and her own experiences living with, in, and through an unruly body, Zinzi will lead an experimental guided writing workshop where you will learn how to write your own movement score, exploring notions of bodily unruliness.  

There will be time at the end of the writing workshop to share and perform your scores with each other if you feel comfortable doing so. 

No previous writing or movement experience required. This workshop is open to anyone to attend, although those who are living a Black, PoC, and/or Queer experience are likely to find resonance with the workshop in particular. 

£7 £5 concessions

Concession rate applies to students, over 65s, under 18s, Bow Arts artists, National Art Pass members, and key workers

183 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ

More about Zinzi Minott 

Zinzi Minott’s work focuses on the relationship between dance, bodies and politics, and how dance and movement is perceived through the prisms of race, queer culture, gender and class. As an artist, she seeks to complicate the boundaries of dance, seeing her live performance, filmic explorations, prints and objects as different, but connected, manifestations of dance, body-based outcomes and modes of inquiry. She is a Laban alumnus, the first dancer to be Artist in residence at both Serpentine Gallery (London, UK, 2018) and Tate (London, UK, 2017). She was artist in residence at La Becque 2023, shortlisted for the 9th edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women (2023). She was recently nominated for the Live Art award – Shortlist LIVE! 2022 (Finland), received The Continuous commission for 2020-2022 (UK) and The Jerwood Live Work Award in 2020 (UK), and won The Adrian Howells Award for 2019/2020 (UK). 

Access information 

The Bow Arts Trust courtyard room has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system. Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.  

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email nunnery@bowarts.com or call 020 3967 1643.  

Access requirements could include things like providing equipment, services or support (e.g. information in Easy Read, speech to text software, additional 1:1 support), adjusting workshop timings (e.g. more break times), adjustments to the event space or anything else you can think of! 

Transport Information 

Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm 
Address: Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ 
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away. 
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area. 
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.