Drawing on renowned anarcha-feminist Emma Goldman’s quote 'If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Revolution,' FREE2Dance is a project that emerges from the following – Who is free to dance and whose dance costs money?
With the highest price of allOnes life.What does it mean to feel free to dance? Members of the public are invited to contribute to the project by completing the following statements – I feel free to dance when...Participants can contribute to an expanding video archive of dance and movement, the first stage of which will be presented during a performance at the festival. The rest of the material will go online as a web archive after the event.
You are invited to dance for freedomDance for rightsDance like no one is watchingIf only for tonight.
Evan Ifekoya performs FREE2Dance, inspired by her workshops with you.
Evan Ifekoya is an interdisciplinary artist, exploring the politicisation of culture, society and aesthetics. Appropriated material from historical archives and contemporary society make up the work. By ‘queerying’ popular imagery and utilising the props of everyday life, the aim is to destroy the aura of preciousness surrounding art. Central to this practice is an exploration into the ways that collaboration might take place.With a critical approach to technology, aspects of how it mediates our lives permeate throughout the work. Performance is approached with the same sensibility by including elements of how we express ourselves digitally today with social media and mobile technology acting as co-performers in the live event. Recent Exhibitions include All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2015), Embodied Spaces, FramerFramed, De Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam (2015), Studio Voltaire OPEN, London (2015) and 30 years of the Future, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2014). Recent performances have taken place at Iniva, Ovalhouse Theatre and Rich Mix, London, as well as The Marlborough, Brighton and ngbk, Berlin (all 2014). Ifekoya works collaboratively as part of Collective Creativity: Critical reflections into QTIPOC creative practice.