Dance with Project X: Artist Workshop series with Voice

Twist and turn, lengthen and strengthen, flex and float and wave your body with multi-disciplinary Project X, an organisation who platform dance of the African and Caribbean Diaspora. Sign-up to more free skills share workshops in the Artist Workshops with Voice series.

About this event

Starts: Thursday 8 October 2020 6:30 PM

Ends: Thursday 8 October 2020 7:30 PM

Project X is a multi-disciplinary, organisation based in Scotland, platforming dance of the African and Caribbean Diaspora. We collaborate with artists and organisations, to deliver bespoke workshops, facilitate conversations, produce and curate performances and events in Scotland and beyond. 

Dance Warm-Up with Project X 

Join us for a LIVE demonstration and interview with Project X on Instagram, then head over to Zoom for a half-hour skills share from Project X themselves.  

  • 6.30 pm: LIVE reading and interview with Project X on @Voicemaguk Instagram
  • 7.00 pm: Join a workshop with Project X on Zoom, including a live dance warm-up with the collective. 


To get involved just join us on Instagram: Voicemaguk at 6.30 pm and SIGN-UP HERE to book your FREE place on the Zoom skills share workshop.

Workshop details

Twist and turn. Lengthen and strengthen. Flex and float. Compress, grind, whine and wave your body. This skillshare workshop starts out as a slow and energising wake up to limbs and joints. Gradually developing into deeper conditioning of the body. 

Project X dances

A short video for Project X's 3rd Birthday which collages excerpts from their dance projects over the last 3 years: 

About Project X

Project X is a multi-disciplinary, organisation based in Scotland, platforming dance of the African and Caribbean Diaspora. We collaborate with artists and organisations, to deliver bespoke workshops, facilitate conversations, produce and curate performances and events in Scotland and beyond. 

Project X is about changing the conversations and perceptions around dance of the African and Caribbean diaspora in Scotland. Through profiling practitioners and platforming the diverse styles, we celebrate our heritage and broaden the mainstream consciousness. Embedded through all of our programmes is education through creative learning. We encourage all those who take part to be empowered with the historical knowledge and its contemporary impact in every context they move in. Project X is collectively run by choreographer and director Mele Broomes, visual artist and researcher Ashanti Harris, and creative producer Rhea Lewis.

We are inspired to use X in acknowledgement to our elders in the civil rights activist emancipation movement, who used X in place of their slave surname as an act of refusal and empowerment. In Algebra X can symbolise any number and we use this as inspiration for infinite possibility. X marks the spot - the point in which our diasporic identities, movement, historical and contemporary contexts all meet. X is the space for us to imagine and build our future. For more info visit www.projectxplatform.co.uk

More Artist workshops with Voice 

Thanks to Arts Council England, we're excited to be offering a series of artist workshops. Join us as we interview creatives and then hand over to them to run a workshop! Explore more free skills share workshops in the Artist Workshops with Voice series.

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Nici West

Nici West Voice Team

Nici is the Arts Editor for Voice. She loves all things books, theatre, music, art, visiting other countries, anything creative, and sometimes attempts to make YouTube videos. Alongside Voice she writes and edits through her own pursuits.You can occasionally find her running marathons dressed as a black dog.

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