‘The Thinking Body’ Primary School planning

Hello!  This is a group post from the SDD Primary School Programme Dance Artists.

We have just completed six wonderful days of Research and Development based on Siobhan Davies Dance new work material / rearranged / to / be. Last week the choreographers of the work opened the rehearsal doors and invited us to observe, absorb and ask questions about their creative process.  We felt so lucky to have this insight and be able to discuss ideas directly with them.

The work is full of fabulous and inspirational ideas which we are now distilling to share with primary school teachers and their pupils in a number of London schools and HE institutions.

The overarching theme for our planning has been ‘The Thinking Body’ and we hope to promote the awareness and connections of thought and movement, brain and body, the felt and the imagined.

Watch this space!


Here we are: Sarah Poekert, Jo Rhodes, Marie Forbes and Cheryl McChesney.