'We couldn’t work together in the studio this year and we wanted to see each other in real life, so we started going on walks together. The work is a journey. We are going on tour for the first time. We are meeting new people, finding out what we need and how we can help each other. Making more and more connections.
In the performance we will be sharing some films and live performances with you. As well as some activities in a relaxed environment. You can stand up, make noise, move around and join us if you feel like it. You can have a break when you need, or just relax and watch the show.'
Freestylers (previously Depford Freestylers) is made of a team of people who have longstanding creative relationships built on care, support and trust. As our team is made up of artists with and without disability we are often interrogating the idea of care because we believe it goes both ways. We believe that everyone in our group is powerful, so we are passionate about finding ways to break down conventional power structures and share ownership of our work. We want to celebrate individuals but challenge individualism in the arts.
Freestylers provide a space where people can be seen if they choose to be, and become a part of a wider cultural conversation about race, class, identity, and gender which is shaping the future.
We use performance and film in our workshops to look for new and inclusive ways to communicate. We work in gallery spaces in the context of performance art. We want our spaces to feel relaxed and intimate. We want our audiences to be able to come and go, shout and make noise, and to join us when they want to.
Access: British Sign Language Interpreted
A quiet space will be available for attendees.
Audiences are welcome to enter/leave the performance space freely during the 2 hour duration if needed.
This performance contains optional audience participation. It is your choice to join in with no pressure to take part.
Due to the improvised nature of the performances there may be some content that will be inappropriate for children and young people under 18.
Commissioned and supported by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; Siobhan Davies Dance, London; Bluecoat, Liverpool; Tramway, Glasgow and Unlimited as part of the CONTINUOUS Network Programme with support from Goldsmiths CCA and Corali Dance.