The Touch Diaries Project
Researching Touch – Connection – Community
Lisa May Thomas and Andy Pink and a small group of dancers will be in residence at Dartington to continue their creative
research project The Touch Diaries. You are warmly invited to participate in an Open Workshop and / or attend The
Touch Diaries team Open Rehearsal.
The Touch Diaries Open Workshop
Dancing in and out of contact, making connections…
Tuesday 18th November, 2-4pm in Studio 6, Dartington
A creative dance workshop designed for people aged 55+ but open to all ages
The Workshop is free but you are invited to make a small donation at the workshop which will go towards The Touch
Diaries research project.
This is part of a research project that explores touch, connection and community through movement, talking and sharing.
The workshop will begin with a led warm up, followed by creative movement tasks and discussions exploring the above
themes and the way human contact has an impact on our physical and mental health and well-being.
There will be a short break for tea and cake.
We are interested in both movers and non-movers. Your experiences and memories around touch, connection and
community are valuable to us and we welcome you to bring your stories and any object(s) that remind you of a specific
memory, time, person or place.
To ask any further questions, contact: Katherine Hall, Assistant Producer for The Touch Diaries
firstname.lastname@example.org / 07773606752
Please note, participants may be recorded for documentation purposes and towards audio material for the film and live
To book the workshop click here
The Touch Diaries Open Rehearsal
Wednesday 19th November, 3-4pm in Studio 6, Dartington
Free and open to all ages
You are invited to join Lisa May Thomas and The Touch Diaries Team in an Open Rehearsal where you are welcome to
come and observe an hour of their studio process. In this session you will be able to gain an insight into the ways in which
Lisa and the team work together and the ideas, questions and research findings that they are creatively working with in
residence at Dartington.
More about The Touch Diaries research project:
The Touch Diaries is a research project and the creation of a film and live dance performance. At the end of the workshop,
participants will be invited to take away a Touch Diary to complete. NB. All information recorded during the workshops and written through the Touch Diaries is strictly confidential and participants will be contacted personally for the use of any material towards the film and/or live work.
The film will premiere at the ICIA’s new performance centre at the University of Bath on the 9th July 2015 alongside live
performance and accompanying talks led by Lisa May Thomas and the University’s Physical Cultural Studies Group and Department of Health. All participants involved in the research process will be invited along to this event.