Inquiring Bodies

Cheshire Dance launches the new look Inquiring Bodies.

Inquiring Bodies is an event by dance artists, for dance artists, Inquiring Bodies features four guest artists who invite others to engage in their current research, the questions they’re asking themselves and their emerging interests.  Inquiring Bodies creates a mutually supportive environment for dance exploration and open dialogue. Guest artists’ sessions may take the form of workshops, discussions or sharings.

The Inquiring Bodies day is set up to give participants maximum choice to follow different artists’ enquiries, with participants leaving the day feeling inspired to develop and question their own practice.

“As an artist, the suggestion to bring an area of enquiry was a lovely invitation.  It felt like a safe and clear space in which I could bring my questions and emerging interests, thereby opening up conversations and connections.  I felt like I could be a person making an offering rather than a product making a sell.”Guest Artist, IB3

“I feel like I am reminded about why I am here and what I am doing. It’s really forced me to reassess where I am with my practice and how I think about it” IB Participant

“It is so wonderful to attend an event that feels so natural and welcoming. The artists selected felt so right – the emphasis on inquiry and questioning and opening out process is inspiring, provocative and also levelling.” IB Participant

Cheshire Dance has listened to the voice of the artistic community in the curation of Inquiring Bodies 5 and we are now ready to announce the four guest artists who will be sharing their practice on the 27th January 2018. These are:-

Ella Mesma


Funmi Adewole


Baris Yazar

Stella Uppal Subbiah


Date : Saturday 27th January 2018 10am-6pm

At: University of Chester, Kingsway Campus, Chester, CH2 2LB

Price : £50, concessions £30

To book on : click here

This year, the focus of Inquiring Bodies is on Cultural Diversity in Dance. Following the round table discussion at NOW Dance Festival we want to continue the exploration in to the creative case for diversity. As a dance community we are committed to the integration of diverse dance practices into our programmes and to supporting the artists who identify with diverse dance practices or cultures.

This year, there will also be an opportunity for sharing of extracts of work and feedback using the Liz Lerman Critical Response process. More information on how to apply to share a work in progress will be available soon.
Information on past events can be found here:

Inquiring Bodies Archive

For reference to previous Inquiring Bodies events, to see who we have invited to be guest artists before and for images of previous events please goto our Inquiring Bodies Archive.

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