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Edge Effects: Reading Group

9 March 2018 until 10 March 2018
Scottish Sculpture Workshop

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Date: Friday 9 March, 7.00pm- 8.30pm
(Light Supper from 7.00pm, talk starts 7.30pm)

Date: Saturday 10 March, 11.00am – 1.30pm
(Reading group starts 1.00pm, Light lunch from 1.30pm)

Mele Broomes is an artist based in Glasgow. Broomes’ work experiments with the extremities of movement and voice whilst investigating her current contemporary practice of African Diasporic dance. Mele has performed nationally and internationally and has choreographed works that has been presented across the UK.

On Friday 9th artist Mele Broomes will give a talk about her practice as a Black dancer in Scotland in reflection to Serendipity’s publication, Black Women in Dance: Stepping Out of The Barrier. This is followed by an Reading Group on Saturday 10th which will take the form of a movement class.

“It’s tiring and exhausting having to explain to the art scene how problematic it is in terms of equality. I am not an academic. I work in the medium of movement but have some how been caught having to theorise my existence as Black Women in the arts to help others understanding, tying not to loose sight of my practice. There is serious lack of understanding and engagement so I feel compelled to build bridges in creating space for new understandings to support myself and others alike.
The publication made me engage with historic and current trauma. It made me think about how to navigate myself in a racists society as an artist, how to feel empowered and to recognise health when trying to be active in deconstructing racist behaviours.”

No previous experience required, Age 16+, Please wear comfortable clothing.

Link available through the SSW website link.

Both events are free.
Public Talk: No booking required for the public talk but please contact us in advance for large groups.
Reading Group: The reading group is limited to 20 participants with only 10 spaces available for public booking so please book in advance, to book please contact [email protected]



Posted by: Jenny Salmean

Image: Mele Broomes Movement Workshop SSW Edge Effects Programme in Glasgow 2017. Photo Ross McLean/ Studio RoRo

Image: Mele Broomes Movement Workshop SSW Edge Effects Programme in Glasgow 2017. Photo Ross McLean/ Studio RoRo