30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST
A group of diverse dancers explore their cultural identities in relation to each other and the space. Does the space reveal heritages belonging to other cultural identities? Are the dancers able to connect and create a sense of belonging in the space? Over time, could the dancers make this space their home?
Home is a performance project that enables participants to establish their individual and collective cultural identities within found spaces in order to try and make that space their home. Participants are encouraged to acknowledge and find ways to overcome cultural difference during the creative process and performance in order to develop feelings of togetherness, comfort and a sense of belonging. For The Rising Sun Arts Centre, the Reading community will join Reside Dance in a professional performance of Home and share their explorations of their cultural identities and the space in the form of poetry and movement.
Home will involve workshops for participants of all ages (initially split into two groups – 11-15 and 16 and over). This work will see them join professional dancers in a performance that evening that will be free to attend.
Workshops from 2pm
Cost: 11-15 yr olds £3, 16 and over £5
Performance at 6pm
About Reside Dance
Reside Dance are a newly formed dance company that aim to bring individuals and communities together by developing connections to places and others through dance. With a special focus on promoting and celebrating cultural diversity, Reside Dance aims to become Reading's first touring dance company to bring its' residents side by side to celebrate their individual and collective cultures. The company regularly draws upon techniques and processes from dance theatre, social choreography and somatic practice (body-mind centring, yoga and tai chi) within their work. For more information and to keep updated with Reside Dance, please visit and 'like' us here - http://www.facebook.com/ResideDance