Sex, gender, sexualities, sexual health; dance & social science: An Invitation to Collaborate

Simon Forrest, Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy & Health writes: This is an invitation to join in a collaboration with the dance company State of Emergency  in the development of new performance piece, Per:mission, focusing on issues around sex, gender, sexualities and sexual health and targeted at young people.

The interface between concepts of the body emerging from social sciences and humanities and more biological approaches represents an interesting and theoretically rich context for developing knowledge about sex and sexualities.  Per:mission proposes an ambitious and original contribution to exploring this space, by bringing together Durham expertise with an internationally-renowned dance company for a research conversation in which the body will be both a subject of and medium for the exploration and expression of ideas about sex and sexualities. Per:mission’s will result in both traditionally academic outputs and the production of a touring performance-piece and educational package promoting understanding of sex and sexualities among young people.

As part of the development of the work we will be holding a symposium and workshop on 17-19th July at St Aidan’s College. This event will include opportunities to share your expertise with performing artists, to engage with them in exploring ways of incorporating it the performance and participate in the exploration of embodied practice as a way of knowing about the world.

If you are interested in participating in this event please do get in touch with me.

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