Study day on Richard Sennett’s book The Craftsman

TaPRA interim event at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, May 27th, 2011

skin, touch, collective, resistance, chicken, anchor, skill

I offered a performative response to¬†The Craftsman, improvising with words, materials and movement. I was particularly inspired by the poetic recipie that started with “Your dead child, fill him with the earth” and the notion of material reality offering an anchor, thus understanding the body as something we can always return to. Reading and dancing The Craftsman makes me hopeful about the possibilities of expressive, metaphor infused language, collective agency, and patience.

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