This workshop session has been developed using practices and ideologies related to the choreographic performance work Dykegeist, more specifically thinking through the sculptural element of a welded metal gate, and a movement practice of imaginary zipping/unzipping.
Eve Stainton has been thinking about their relationship to the dilapidated gate and how it can become a symbol of hope, in the context of trying to find moments of temporary seclusion for sex or intimacy in the absence of spaces for this outside of the cismale “underground”.
During this session, they are interested to explore the idea of seclusion, and ways of offering seclusion, through the lens of movement and interaction. How this might affect movement qualities and modes of relating. Working with the space and with one another to construct offerings for privacy, and to be held by the feeling of being concealed.
They will be imagining the space as queer, sentimental and generous, a place for exchange and support.
More practically, this session will involve guided movement explorations, tasks involving touch with another person, discussion and feedback, and potentially moments to share some live situations developed. All experiences are welcome.