• Summer Solstice Celebration & SEEDS Sharing

  • Fri, 21-06-2019 at 18:30
  • Chapter
    Market Road
    CF5 1QE Cardiff
Summer Solstice Celebration & SEEDS Sharing - Chapter - Cardiff

6.30pm Artists sharings – witness, support and discuss.Chapter Stiwdio and LloftFree - Donations welcome5.30 till late – Solstice celebrationsChapter garden/barJoin us on Midsummer’s Eve to witness, support and discuss an informal sharing of work from our Seeds Residency Artists:Eddie Ladd is renewing her solo practice and in the context of the current climate emergency Kip Johnson is exploring what role the body plays in activism.They will share their explorations and the Groundwork team will create a framework through which we can discuss and support these new beginnings.Drinks and snacks will be provided.Join the Groundwork team and the residency artists before (from 5.30) or after in the Chapter garden/bar to continue the Summer Solstice celebrations.No tickets required, but if you are interested in coming to the sharing, please email groundworkpro@gmail.com if you plan to attend Seeds is a supported residency offered by Groundwork in partnership with Chapter. Two artists are given space and a week’s fee as well as mentoring support to explore their ideas and practice without the pressure of a specific outcome or output. The Seeds artists were selected by a panel consisting of the Groundwork team and Fearghus O’Conchuir as an independent voice. Kip Johnson – Seeds Residency ArtistKip (also pictured in heading) is a dancer, maker, performer, and environmental activist. After a week of camping in London as part of Extinction Rebellion’s Climate protest in April, he began to wonder what role the body plays in activism? Can it become a resource to be called upon in these urgent and fragile times?What does an activated and urgent body look like? Can we afford to be passive anymore? How can the body contribute to, and be valued in, engaging people in the crisis that is Climate Change? These are questions that Kip hopes to open out in his Seeds residency.Shared practice event – Kip would like to share his process with the wider dance community. Share in the conversation through movement and open up questions around what it takes to show up actively for what we believe in. Wednesday 19th June /2pm – 5pm /Pay-what-you-like Eddie Ladd – Seeds Residency & Laboratori ArtistMae Eddie eisioes wedi dathlu trideg o flynyddoedd eiraidd yn showbusiness.Dechreuodd greu ei gwaith ei hun tua 1989. Cynyrchiadau theatr mewn theatr oedd rhai o’i sioeau (weithiau ar borfa, ar beiriant rhedeg ac mewn blawd serch hynny) tra llwyfannwyd eraill mewn safleoedd arbennig megis tai teras, closydd fferm a meysydd. Bu rhai ar daith ledled Ewrop. Bu’n defnyddio technoleg newydd o’r dechrau a derbyniodd gymrodoriaeth gan NESTA yn 2002 er mwyn atgyfnerthu’r elfen hon yn ei gwaith.Mae’n falch iawn o chael ei dewis ar gyfer dwy breswylfa oherwydd prin yw’r cyfleuon hyn a methiant iddi yn llawer mwy cyffredin! Eddie Ladd has spent at least thirty golden years in showbusiness.She started making her own work in about 1989. Some have been staged in theatres (though sometimes on turf, a running machine and in flour) and have toured all over Europe. Others have been site-specific, in terrace houses, farmyards and fields. She has used new technologies from the very beginning and received a NESTA fellowship in 2002 to develop this element in her work.She is very glad that she has been chosen for two residencies as these opportunities are rare and failure her norm!