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23 November, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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One event on 25 September, 2017 at 10:00am

Reading’s newest professional dance company, Reside Dance, invite members of the local community to take part in two workshops that work towards a series of pop-up performances in several spaces within The Museum of English Rural Life.

The workshops will highlight your past experiences of migration and resettlement whilst responding to the history, architecture, collections and habitual pathways of each space. A performance will take place on the Saturday 25 November at 2:00pm where participants will guide audience members through the museum on a journey of migration and encourage them to discover their own sense of belonging to the people around them and the spaces that they inhabit.

Previous dance experience is not necessary as workshops will draw upon basic contemporary dance techniques, somatic movement (yoga, tai chi etc.) and everyday movement.

The workshops are free of charge (booking below). You must wear suitable footwear, such as trainers or pumps. Please ensure you are able to attend both workshop dates and the performance date before registering your place(s). Once you have registered your place(s), further information about dress code and requirements to participate will be provided in the booking confirmation email.


• Dance workshop 1: Thursday 23 November 6:00pm-9:30pm
• Dance workshop 2: Saturday 25 November 10:00am-1:00pm
Performance: Saturday 25 November 2:00pm-3:00pm

Booking will open shortly.
This event is part of the series Revealing hidden stories.
For event information, please contact merl@reading.ac.uk | +44 (0) 118 378 8660


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Home at The Rising Sun, Reside Dance. Photograph by Alicia Clarke.

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23 November, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


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Home at The Rising Sun, Reside Dance. Photograph by Alicia Clarke.


The Museum of English Rural Life
University of Reading, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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