By: Sara Wookey On: April 27, 2023 In: Dance in Museums, Research, Uncategorized, Yvonne Rainer Comments: 0

  The third series of blog posts on past projects that have completed and the things I love about them. This week is Punt.Point a  performance-based art work and interactive design piece by Sara Wookey in collaboration with designer Rennie Tang with design assistant Gabriela Baka. The work was installed...

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By: Sara Wookey On: April 18, 2018 In: Dance in Museums, TATE Comments: 20

I was recently witness to Anthea Hamilton’s “The Squash” at Tate Britain. The sign at the entry to the Duveen gallery warned me not to sit on or touch the tiled, elevated, “plinths” (holding small sculptures that went unnamed). I was somewhat confused by this as, when doing my...

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By: Sara Wookey On: March 29, 2018 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 15

Awareness through Movement & Reading is a 3-part series hosted by the Wellcome Collection in London. Having worked with the Wellcome Collection in the past on Nature Walks: From Parks to Pavements I was invited back to create something for the Reading Room, a hybrid space that is part...

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By: Sara Wookey On: November 13, 2017 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 27

Dance and Art Forum: Why Dance in Museums? hosted by Siobhan Davies Dance in London took place on November 9th from 1.30-6.30pm. The afternoon consisted of presentations and discussions looking critically at the recent profusion of dance in museums, galleries and international art events. Siobhan Davies highlighted specific work...

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As part of my TATE Learning Research Associate position and practice-based-research through the Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University, I have been running a series of once-a-week morning movement practices at TATE Modern. In the early part of this year I spoke with Emily Pringle, Head of Learning...

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By: Sara Wookey On: April 24, 2017 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 6

I am recently back from Maastricht, the Netherlands where I was invited to lead a workshop The Sense of Movement as part Marres House for Contemporary Art’s programme Training the Senses. Director Valentijn Byvanck’s vision for the programme is to offer non-traditional (i.e. non-lectures) events on the topics of the senses in relation to...

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By: Sara Wookey On: March 11, 2017 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 4

I am just back from the Netherlands where I gave a talk called Moving the Museum in relationship to one of my projects that I was attending to there and  that has been in the museum since 2014. Punt.Point is a collaboration with architect Rennie Tang and was commissioned by the Van...

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By: Sara Wookey On: February 21, 2017 In: Dance in Museums, Uncategorized Comments: 1

As part of my TATE Learning Associate 3-month residency I have been connecting with events in the TATE Exchange room that align with my interest in exploring approaches to and critical discourse around dance in the museum. Today I attended an all-day talk where one of the many partners of TATE Exchange, Trinity...

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By: Sara Wookey On: February 03, 2017 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 2

Some time has passed since my last blog entry. Some of this is due in part to the holidays/end of year activities and part of it has to do with some needed reflection time on my practice during this time of  shifts in governance (both in my country of origin: the...

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By: Sara Wookey On: December 10, 2016 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 27

Following up to a full day conferences on 8th December called “Dance and the Museum: Stretching the Boundaries” hosted by Het Firmament in Mechelen, Belgium. I am reminded of the need for live inter-action, discussion and doing together in getting thoughts, ideas, provocations and critical thinking going. Too often, freelance...

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