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28 Aug 2015 19:00 - 22:00

Umělec Live

This Friday evening will see the Divus London gallery transform into a live art magazine. Read, feel, touch and dance your way through the maze of Umělec´s past editions. Also featuring extracts of new writing, disturbingly odd films, a special dance performance by Lizzy le Quesne and a taste of future in the company of the magazine’s contributors and friends.

Free entrance.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/843193645788867/

With live performance by Lizzy Le Quesne and Carolyn Roy

Lizzy Le Quesne: Response Score: Shattered Glimpses of Belonging
performed by Lizzy Le Quesne and Carolyn Roy 

How to activate.. and act into.. the space between us? How to move... underneath the radar of belief systems? How to be... in your presence? Shattered Glimpses of Belonging. 


Lizzy Le Quesne is a dance artist and writer. She uses movement, text, site and photography to address embodied, sense-based experience of self and space: embodied subjectivity and intersubjectivity in the contexts of personal and cultural histories. Her work has been presented internationally including at the Prague National Gallery of Modern Art, Kyoto Arts Centre, Preview Berlin Art Fair, What Now London. Lizzy teaches Skinner Releasing Technique and writes for arts and culture magazines and publications internationally including Afterall, Animated, Intelligent Life, Tanz, Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices and Umelec. Lizzy also works as a performer with numerous artists including Michael Klien, Rosemary Lee, Florence Peake, Ricochet Dance Company, Tino Sehgal.

Based in Prague for several years as guest teacher at the Conservatoire of Modern Dance and British Council Artist in Residence at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts, Lizzy has written extensively for Umelec magazine, the Prague Post and was editor in Chief of the Czech dance magazine Tanecni Zona.



Carolyn Roy is a dancer, landscape designer and writer. Currently studying towards a practice as research PhD at Roehampton University she uses improvisation and walking to explore the body’s encounter with the world and the compositional potential of somatic practice, concerned with attention, perception, and relationship. Carolyn has also worked with Gaby Agis, Robert Pacitti, Tino Sehgal and Florence Peake. She is a regular teacher at Independent Dance, London. Formative influences of Min Tanaka’s Body Weather and Skinner Releasing Technique continue to underpin her dance practice. Carolyn writes about art and performance for various publications.


Lizzy and Carolyn share a practice profoundly informed by the sentient body and somatics, especially Skinner Releasing. They have performed together in Tino Sehgal's These Associations at Tate Modern in Florence Peake's Swell the Thickening Surface of at The Hayward Gallery, and wrote separate chapters in the recently published Attending to Movement: Somatic Perspectives on Living in this World, 2015. Ed Sarah Whatley, Natalie Garrett-Brown and Kirsty Alexander. Triarchy Press.




DIVUS London, Enclave 5, 50 Resolution Way, London SE8 4AL


28 Aug 2015 19:00 - 22:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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