Dance Art Foundation presents

by Joe Moran
UK National Tour
October - November 2014

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Assembly: Critical Dialogues
Afternoon symposium
Friday 24 October, 2.30-6pm
Coventry University, Coventry

Is there value in discussing performance as an audience? Is it possible for large groups of individuals to engage in meaningful discussion? Is the post-performance discussion fatally flawed and redundant? Is it possible to conceive an approach that supports multiple voices, perspectives and needs?

Professor Sarah Whatley (C-DaRE, Coventry University) and choreographer Joe Moran (Dance Art Foundation), in partnership with Decoda, co-convene Critical Dialogues, a short symposium on the potential of audience discussion. Sarah and Joe invite an artist, producer and critic to present brief responses to this series of questions, offering a context and reference for shared navigation. In the early evening, Joe’s performance Assembly will be an opportunity to test out discussion models we may have conceive.

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An extensive programme of workshops in community, higher education and hospital contexts are being offered as part of the Assembly touring. For further information or to enquire about booking a workshop please contact Erin Johnson, Projects Coordinator.


Assembly is produced by Dance Art Foundation. It is generously funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, with support from The Place, South East Dance, Movingeast, Dance4, Artsadmin and Merseyside Dance Initiative. Obverse was commissioned for The Place Prize for dance sponsored by Bloomberg.

Assembly is performed by: Andrew Hardwidge, Samuel Kennedy, Joe Moran, Erik Nevin, Christopher Owen, Hilary Stainsby, Alex Standard and Yiannis Tsigkris. Assembly premiered at The Place in May 2014, ahead of national touring, Oct – Nov 2014.


Tour Dates

Thurs 16 October: London
David Roberts Art Foundation
Arrangement (excerpt), plus Singular installation

Tues 21 October: Leicester

De Montfort University
Obverse and Arrangement

Weds 22 October: Bedford

Bedford University Theatre
Full triple-bill

Thurs 23 October: London

Royal Brompton Hospital
Obverse and Arrangement (excerpts)

Fri 24 October: Coventry

Ellen Terry Dance Theatre, Coventry University
Obverse and Arrangement

Mon 27 October: Liverpool

Aintree Hospital

Tues 28 October: Ormskirk

Edge Hill University
Full triple-bill

Weds 29 October: Liverpool

Broadgreen University NHS Trust
Obverse and Arrangement (excerpts)

Thurs 30 October: Crewe

Axis Arts Centre
Full triple-bill

Mon 3 November: London

St Thomas' Hospital
Obverse and Arrangement (excerpts)

Sat 8-Sun 9 November: Nottingham

Nottingham Contemporary
Full triple-bill, plus The Body and Singular installations

Sat 15 November: London
Greenwich Dance