Inquiring Bodies

Cheshire Dance presents the Inquiring Bodies series, where Dance Artists share their own unique inquiries into movement, the body and creative practice. The Inquiring Bodies day is set up to give participants maximum choice to follow different Artists inquiries and to discuss, debate, deepen and delve. Scroll down to see the basic structure of the day and to see details of guest artists that we have engaged.

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Quotes from Artists who have shared their Inquiry

‘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.’
Amy Voris, Guest Artist

‘It was a great opportunity for me to be part of an event on home territory - to share where I was up to not knowing what exactly that was - somehow that being an important part of a creative process and inquiry that is possibly hidden away behind doors.  It’s definitely stirred up and initiated a new energy in me which I am very grateful for.’ 
Andrea Buckley, Guest Artist

Quotes from participants

“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.”

“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”

“I didn’t come with an inquiry but I went away with lots”

You can also go and check out the photographs from last years’ event by visiting the gallery

Inquiring Bodies 4

3rd November 2016

Guest Artists include:
Dan Lowenstein, Yael Flexer, Christopher Owen, Katye Coe, Trude Cone, Kate Jackson & Rachel Freeman. For more information about the Guest Artists and their enquiries then go here

Registration from 10 am @ MMU:Dance Crewe CW1 6DJ, day starts at

10.30 am and runs into the evening for Cheshire Dance 40th Birthday Celebration

Price : £50 employed or £30 for concessions (price includes lunch)

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November 2016 timetable

Thursday 3rd November

Arrival: An opportunity to network and discuss your own inquiries and to find out more about Cheshire Dance’s Inquiry Model.

The Inquiring Bodies Panel: a chance to be in dialogue with all guest artists & each other through your submitted questions: what do you want to know?

Guest Artist Sessions: 6 Artists will be sharing their own inquiries via workshops, film/talks & performance. (Check individual artist sessions and biographies on the Cheshire Dance website for more information)

Artist Speed Dating: Quick fire opportunities to get up close in dialogue. 6 tables, 6 artists + you guys and a timer! GO!

Tweet, Tea and Toilet Time is scheduled into the day, so don’t forget the hash tag #InquiringBodies @CheshireDance. A lunch will also be provided – a great opportunity to network too!

Reflection: To end the day a participatory activity, a sharing of some tweets and tags and all your information resourced on our website: to be forever shared and inquired about.

Celebration: We would like everyone to stay and help us celebrate our 40th Birthday full details to be announced soon.

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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