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IDEAS WORTH SPREADING
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a programme called TEDx. The programme is designed to give communities, organisations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
TEDxHackney aims to develop a forum for the community in which we can share ideas and experiences that benefits us all.
At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos — aims to sparks deep conversation and connections. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx event, including ours, are self-organised.
TO RUSSIAN LGBT WITH LOVE
Regarding the current anti-LGBT atrocities being committed in Russia. With the Winter Olympics rapidly approaching and potentially putting both fans and athletes in real personal danger, now is the time for action.
As the host borough for the Olympics last year, Hackney is an ideal place for discussions on this subject to take place.
Culture Device, TEDxHackney, Dalston Superstore and The Queer Archives are collaborated to create an event to tackle the humanitarian crisis of the LGBT community of Russia.
We invited a list of influential speakers, activists, athletes and artists to look into this crisis and help find a solution and raise awareness.
Bruce LaBruce (filmmaker), Jamie McDermott of The Irrepresibles, Jonathan Kemp (writer), Jonny Woo (artist)
Javier De Frutos (choreographer), Oliver Bullough (author), Peaches (musician), Ursula Martinez (performer), Christopher Bryant (Editor: Polari magazine), Lizzy The Lezzy (cartoonist)
Alexi Kay Campbell (playwright), Paola Revenioti (human rights activist), All Out, The Queer Archives, Stonewall
The Movers & Shakers Club
Araniello and Finch premier their performance ‘Screw the Taboo’. They adopt a deadpan approach in the execution of their performances and the material is twisted and subverted. Through Karaoke, Blow Me Down, Candy Crushing and Backward Bingo they see the faults and failures of innocence tempting and want to share their findings with the audience in a feeble attempt to screw the taboo.
The Chalkwell Ladies Drum ‘n’ Bass League is the female answer to male combos Gilbert and George, The Pet Shop Boys and Vic and Bob. A hit at the recent TEDx Hackney, The Ladies are back to stamp out the nonsense of youths taking over the media. Generation X watch out! Prepare to be blasted by the New/Old Age women who refuse to sit down and knit quietly. These gals have a new bit of technological knowledge and are making noisez! Mistakingly signing up to Drum ‘n’ Bass instead of Drawing classes at the local Adult Education Establishment, they are now top of the class! The Yard… RESPECT!
Islington Dance Festival
Islington Dance Festival is bursting with life and it's bursting onto the dance scene by shaking up the streets of Islington with its vibrant, eclectic mix of styles. Taking place at Union Chapel and other venues including The Shaw Theatre and St Luke's Community Centre, the festival is directed by international choreographer Daniel Vais with a particular emphasis on everyone being able to engage with and enjoy dance. Vais has been inspired by the talent and spirit of working with students who have special needs and they are among the groups catered for by the festival's workshops and events. Performance highlights include Elena Giannotti at Union Chapel in One girl B.A.N.D (6th July), an evening of improvised short solos, and - also at Union Chapel - The Dancers (7th July), a triple bill of solo works focussed on discovering and freeing the body's potential using ancient and modern forms, including a specially choreographed piece by Vais called Moon Dance.
The Festival is supported by Islington Council, Holloway Arts Festival, Rowan Arts Project and Culture Device.
The Love Spotters
'The Love Spotters' was a dance performance group comprised of adults with special needs who had no previous dance training.
Working with Daghdha Dance Company and The Garvey Centre, performance artist Daniel Vais created this instant success. The Love Spotters undertook a tour of the successful show, “Cataplasia”, and of their full-length piece, “Signals”, to include Cork, Dublin, Wexford, Frankfurt and London. Based in their home city of Limerick, the warmth, energy and pure movement of 'The Love Spotters' inspired audiences around all around Ireland in Europe.
The Remote Island Tour
A film by Joel Cahen
Road movie following an improvised tour of an Israeli dancer-choreographer through the Irish western islands.
The Remote Island Tour follows dancer choreographer Daniel Vais on an improvised tour of the islands off the West Coast of Ireland. Carrying only a backpack, and with a very limited budget, Daniel introduces contemporary dance in traditional locations and to unsuspecting audiences, creating a unique and personal experience in dance as an artistic and expressive forum, fusing and challenging traditional and modern dance practices.
Commencing the tour on the Skellig Islands off counties Kerry and Cork, The Remote Ireland Tour focuses on processes of social integration and embraces every aspect and movement in the tour, the travelling, the dance workshops, the efforts to get to know the community and the performances themselves.
The choreography of the dance is expanded to include the decisions and the route of the tour which are as improvised as are the dance performances. The movement referred to in the choreography is therefore the movement of the dancer throughout the west coast, drawing inspiration from the gorgeous environment, as well as the movement of his body at the various locations [indoor and outdoor], these two are intrinsically linked.
The film is a raw, funny, good natured, enticing, stylish and refreshing documentation of magical moments on a road trip through Ireland.