The Other Side of Me: A Workshop for Dancers and Writers

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Sunday 22 March, 11am-4pm, Northumbria University

Produced in partnership by Northumbria University, Dance City and New Writing North

This artistic development day for emerging and experienced dance practitioners and creative writers offers insights into traditional and contemporary Indigenous Australian culture and dance practice, and an opportunity to explore relationships between literary narrative and dance techniques.

You will be guided in finding ways to express emotions and moods through written words and movement.

Plan for the Day


Morning session: 11am-1pm

Coffee and tea on arrival

Introduction to Indigenous dance practice and beliefs

The group will then divide into two separate writing and dance workshops

1. Gary Lang: Indigenous dance/movement class

2. Laura Fish: Exploring how to express emotions connected with space, place, confinement and displacement

Lunch break: 1 pm – 2.15pm

Please bring your own lunch

Afternoon session: 2.15pm-4pm

Working in small groups, the dancers and writers will be guided through a process to create a short piece to be shared at the end of the day.


Tickets cost £10/£8 concessions plus booking fee. Book now via Eventbrite