V&A Dundee
Workshop

Because We're Curious...

Past event Saturday 11 June 2022 – Saturday 18 June 2022
  • Dates

    Saturday 21 May 2022

    Saturday 11 Jun 2022

    Saturday 18 Jun 2022

  • Time

  • Location

    Upper Foyer

  • Free

Drop in and take part in a micro dance workshop with dancer/choreographers, Matthew Hawkins and Dawn Hartley.

‘Because We’re Curious’ is an exciting community engagement project led by two former Michael Clark & Company dancers, Matthew Hawkins and Dawn Hartley. Developed in response to the current exhibition Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, the ongoing community event is named after two of Clark's major works, featured in the exhibition - Because We Must and I Am Curious, Orange.

'Because We're Curious’ - and because dancing is great to do as well as see - Matthew has developed a unique ‘score’ or ‘code’ to create new dances in and around the museum. In this special series of 15-minute dance workshops led by Matthew and Dawn, you’re invited to get involved and try out some essential moves.

No previous dance experience is needed to join in, there's no dress code and all are welcome. Throughout this year, Matthew and Dawn are collaborating with communities across Dundee, working with dancers and non-dancers alike to explore approaches to making performances and enjoy moving together. Find out more about the project here.

If you have any questions about access requirements and taking part, you can get in touch with us at access@vandadundee.org

Dancer and choreographer, Matthew Hawkins, joined the Royal Ballet School aged 10 and later joined the Royal Ballet. Matthew then chose a freelance career, performing with a range of exciting contemporary choreographers in addition to developing his own shows and an extensive teaching practice.

Dawn Hartley trained at London Contemporary Dance School and has been a prolific dancer, choreographer and teacher throughout her career, with a specific interest in growing participation and access to dance activity for everyone.

Image: Aiesha Duncan, V&A Dundee. Students from Dundee and Angus College performing at V&A Dundee 2022 Because We’re Curious’ devised by Matthew Hawkins, working in collaboration with Dawn Hartley and V&A Dundee.

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