Speaker: Jo Parkes, dance/video artist
Jo creates movement-based performances and films. Sharing examples of her work, Jo will talk about processes which allow children and young people to access their creative potential, to awaken their resources and to develop their own agency. What role does movement play in this? Which project structures support co-creative processes? As artistic director of Mobile Dance, Jo works with a team of artists. She will reflect upon the importance of the attitude of the artist, in particular when working with young people in areas of disadvantage. She will address the need for artists/teachers to be self-reflective and offer ideas for training/support structures which support self-reflective practice. Furthermore, the presentation will address the mutual benefit to both artists and young people in co-creative work; the enrichment of artist/art in the process.
About the speaker: Jo Parkes is a dance/video artist (UK/DE) who has worked with children and young people for almost 20 years. She has led countless participative projects and trains artists/teachers internationally. Her company, Mobile Dance, has a team of 20 artists working on community dance projects in Berlin.
Presented by Kultur i Väst.