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The Improvisational Performer with Seke Chimutengwende

  • Circomedia Portland Square Bristol, England, BS2 United Kingdom (map)


Through guided explorations, games and scores we will look at different ways of generating material and relating that material to other people in the space. You will be given the opportunity to make your own decisions in the moment, and will be encouraged to follow your own interests within given parameters.

The aim of the workshop is to develop a sense of authorship and to enable a greater understanding of one's own practice. 


Seke Chimutengwende works in dance as a performer, choreographer and teacher. He has performed with companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre, Lost Dog and Fabulous Beast and in gallery based works by Trisha Brown and Tino Sehgal as well as with numerous independent choreographers.

For his own company Seke Chimutengwende & Friends he has choreographed four works including The Time Travel Piece for The Place Prize 2012 and King Arthur, which premiered at The Yard Theatre in London, 2015. In 2018 Seke co-choreographed Black Holes, a duet made in collaboration with Alexandrina Hemsley exploring Afrofuturism which premiered at The Place. His latest solo choreography, Plastic Soul premiered at The Yard Theatre in January 2019.

Since 2006, Seke has performed over 60 solo improvisations internationally and has performed ensemble improvisation with Neat Timothy since 2009. Seke is a regular guest lecturer in improvisation at London Contemporary Dance School, The Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance, Central School of Speech and Drama and Goldsmiths University.

Seke has also worked as a movement director on theatre productions at The Yard, BAC and The Gate Theatre.


Age: 16+

Open to artists who have a movement based practice or an interest in improvisational and/or choreographic processes. 

Wear comfortable clothing.

We will break for lunch 1-2pm. Bring something for your lunch and to share.

The venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets.

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Bristol based participants: £25

Concession: £20 (available to those travelling from outside Bristol)

Booking ahead is required to secure a place.

To book your place complete this booking form.

Earlier Event: May 1