General movement lab


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Our philosophy

DancingStrong Movement Lab is an umbrella organization using dance knowledges to explore, create and comment. Our work values ‘proto-feminist, anti-racist and queer affirming’ (Thomas F DeFrantz) creative processes.


We believe dance/the arts are not a luxury but a right for everyone; the right to be physically literate, have a positive relationship with one’s body and body image, and to feel comfortable expressing and sharing our stories and experiences through the non-verbal medium of movement.


It is integral to an artist’s work and growth to develop a strong link with the community. DancingStrong Movement Lab creates work that is interactive, collaborative and engages with public pedagogy. To this end we play with traditional and non-tradition dance forms to create exciting performance pieces and programs, with a particular interest in site-specific choreography, installation-based work and audience interaction using new technology, arts in education and narrative research based enquiry.


…The occurrence of ‘me’ is succeeded by the happen of ‘us’…” Adesola Akinleye, reflections on Helen Kindred’s work ‘…Whisper.’ 2019

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Publications

Akinleye, A. and Kindred, H. (2019) Guest Editors Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, Volume 11, Number 1, Intellect, www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jdsp/2019/00000011/00000001;jsessionid=wi418chwgb60.x-ic-live-03



Akinleye, A. & Kindred, H. (2018). In-the-Between-ness: Decolonising and re-inhabiting our dancing, in Narratives in Black British dance: embodied practices pp. 65-78. London: Palgrave MacMillian www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319703138

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