Building upon their research with athletes in contact-based sports, artist Phoebe Davies and athletic performance coach Alex Bowmer will lead a physical training session exploring resistance and competitiveness through collaborative movement, team/pack mentalities and collective strength. The session will be active and will explore exaggerated contact, specifically tackles and defensive plays between participants. Phoebe and Alex will draw upon basketball, rugby, wrestling and American football drills to create a series of short sketch performances which will be photographed during the workshop.
This research builds upon Phoebe’s work with choreographer Nandi Bhebhe using live performance and performance to camera to negotiate multiple histories and intergenerational perspectives, disrupting power structures and exploring relationships of solidarity. Resistance Training was initially developed as part of Somerset House Studios’ Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy programme.
No previous athletic experience is needed to attend. All genders are welcome to attend the workshop; S1 Artspace encourages women, non-binary or trans identifying people to take part.
This event is part of Construction House: Leisure Time at S1 Artspace from 6 Dec 2018-9 Feb 2019 – read our review.