This one-day workshop explores consent through theatre, dance and spoken word. Funded by the CHASE Feminist Network, and delivered by PhD students Natasha Richards (University of Essex) and Gemma Connell (University of Surrey) the workshop aims to situate discussions within the so-called “blurred lines” of understanding consent, where actions can be portrayed as justified by throw away comments such as “boys will be boys” and “it’s just a bit of fun”.
Natasha and Gemma have both been working independently with issues of consent, gender and sexuality for several years now, with Natasha working in theatre and Gemma with dance and spoken word. This workshop offers practical examples of how we might discuss notions of consent through theatre and dance/spoken word, which participants could take away and utilise in their own practice/research. Each participant will experience two pathways: dance/spoken word and theatre. No prior experience is needed in any art form in order to take part and participants are welcome to join in as much, or as little, as they feel comfortable.
Tue, 4 February 2020
10:00 – 16:30 GMT
The University of Essex
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