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summer | main event
running from the 1st to the 30th of july 2023

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b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


ben wright

former associate-director & choreographer at skånes dansteater | artistic co-director at candoco dance company


what if...

'Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.' - Georgia O’Keeffe. What if, rather than working towards something, we took the time to find something? What if we moved, not to be productive, but to be responsive. What if we kept curious, always? In rhyme with his b12 performance project, Wright leads this four-day artistic exchange to foster a sense of connection and exploration through solo and relational practice. The workshop will guide participants through task-driven provocation and peer-to-peer conversation. Each session will begin with Yoga (influenced by the mindful approach of Vanda Scaravelli), followed by opportunities to play, move from impulse and instinct, and to share and reflect on movement studies as they emerge within the group. As a dance artist with thirty years of experience, Ben is interested in discovering clarity of intent though questions and listening, he works collaboratively and actively encourages an open exploration of possibility. He frequently uses imagery to exemplify ideas and encourages the use of touch and dancing in partnership during his workshops.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2023. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

wright is a uk based director and choreographer working in dance, opera, theatre and film. he originally trained at ballet rambert school of ballet and contemporary dance and worked as a performer between 1991-2006. he was artistic co-director with the inclusive ensemble candoco dance company, 2017-2020, and associate artistic director/choreographer for skånes dansteater, 2014–2017. he continues to direct his own project company: bgroup and joined the faculty at northern school of contemporary dance in the uk in 2022. his recent choreographic work includes orlando, with emma corrin, in london’s west end, the lost thing for the royal opera house london, candoco, a space in the dark for black box dance theatre, and the film of his production, the feeling of going - a fully orchestrated staging of sigur ros frontman jonsi’s album, go, for skånes dansteater. wright also worked as an intimacy coordinator for the amazon film my policeman, and funny woman for sky atlantic. as a performer, ben worked for stan wont dance, adventures in motion pictures, ricochet, london contemporary dance theatre, richard alston and amanda miller. in 1995 he created the role of the prince in matthew bourne's swan lake.



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