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Gestures of Care

A Constance ARI in Residence at Kelly’s Garden

Gestures of Care peers into the choreographic
structures and bodily gestures
that emerge from, contain, and imprint
women’s bodies while they perform
their everyday work in the industries of care.

It is an ongoing research project of dance artist Sofie Burgoyne. For the purpose of this event at Salamanca Arts Centre, Sofie would like to work from these questions:

  • In a time when it would seem that care for the self, care for another and / or care for the environment is clouded with complexity, can we learn how to care from these female care-giving bodies?
  • Are there temporal, spatial and corporeal tools that we can practice in order to manifest care giving into our daily lives?

The event will include three short films, each of a Tasmanian woman whose daily work is in care-giving, participatory performative practices and live dance performance. Contained in the films, practices and performance are gestures of care decontextualised, re arranged and expanded upon, inviting the receiver to share a proximity to embodied care giving.

Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 December 2019
Exhibition Open from 6:00pm – 8:00pm daily
Performance from 6:15pm – 7:00pm

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Project conception: Sofie Burgoyne
Made in collaboration with, and films made by: Tess Campbell
With the generous participation of: Alison Jales, Geraldine Beaubien and Rosemarie Campbell.

Gratitude to Constance, Salamanca Arts Centre, Lucy Bleach and Isabella Stone for their support.


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