Come and join us at Open Senses!
Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre are delighted to present their work-in-progress at the Open Senses Festival and Symposium Friday 19th May.
The work is directly informed by a collaboration with people living with the rare diagnosis of young onset dementia who have offered us poignant and often overlooked insights into their lives. Come and join us for a kinasthetically immersive experience of film and live performance followed by a talk and audience discussion. Learn how kinasthetic communication can give us a window in to each other’s worlds and improve the lives of people living with dementia and their partner/carer as well as the public at large.
Buy Tickets Here – Please note that the event is at 99% capacity and tickets will only be sold up until 12:00pm tomorrow…
Extracts from the Dance Theatre work I’ve Lost You Only To Discover That I Have Gone Missing will be shown at St Augustine’s Tower as part of Babel in Bloom at the Open Senses Festival – 2pm on Saturday 20th May – Click here – Babel in Bloom
Arts Council England Success!
Beatrice Allegranti has been awarded an Arts Council England grant to begin work on her new project during 2017: I’ve Lost You Only to Discover That I have Gone Missing. The project is in partnership with Re-Bourne/New Adventures, Dementia Pathfinders, St Georges NHS, Bupa UK, and the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Arts Service.
Watch this space for updates: Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre will be creating Participatory Dances, a new Dance Theatre Piece and a series of Professional Development Workshops.
Professional Development Workshops 2017
Beatrice Allegranti is marking 20 years of practice as a dance movement psychotherapist, choreographer, educator and researcher. Her work on embodiment has influenced a wide range of professions and practices including shaping the profession of dance movement psychotherapy and informing the arts therapies, counseling and psychotherapy, dance, performance studies, capoeira and neuroscience. By way of celebrating her work several organisations across the arts, health and education will be hosting a series of professional developments workshops in 2017.
The first workshop is Capoeira and Body Politics
The workshop will take place in the Spring of 2017 – date and booking link will be posted here soon.
An opportunity for capoeira practitioners and dancers: explore how gender, sexuality, age, ability and cultural background impact our physicality, our movement relationships and, our experiences of power.
Beatrice Allegranti will draw from her experience and research in Capoeira, Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Feminism and Neuroscience to facilitate a safe and reflective space to challenge our own and each other’s embodied assumptions, biases and prejudices.
The workshop will include movement improvisation tasks, dynamic capoeira exchange and live music. The aim is to support participants to find empowering self-expression and collaborative ways of meeting each other through movement.
Watch the recent TEDx talk about this work.
Read a news item about the work here
I Can’t Find Myself – Dance Film
Next screening at the Open Senses Festival on the 19th May 2017 at the Open Sense Festival www.opensenses.org
Following the successful 2015 UK PREMIER of I Can’t Find Myself at the Olympic Studios Cinema in London, Beatrice Allegranti’s new short film is touring the UK and Norway including: Bergen International Festival, the University of Edinburgh, Old Medical School and Hampton Hill Theatre in partnership with Dementia Pathfinders and St George’s NHS, as part of the Embodying Social Justice Conference, University of Roehampton, as part of the Medical Imaginaries Seminar, University of Bergen, at the Nordic Network for Gender, Body and Health, Bergen, Dementia Pathfinders Annual Presentation of the Margaret Butterworth Awards 2016 for excellence in dementia care.
The film is available for screening in arts, healthcare and educational contexts. Email through the contact page for more information.
See Therapy Today Magazine, March 2016 Issue Cover Story – written by Beatrice Allegranti including three professional responses to the film