Tate Liverpool Workshop

Recovery Movements: Art, Addiction, Activism

Recovery Movements: Art, Addiction, Activism in Tate Exchange

Photo credit: Andrew Millar

Gain an insight into the power of participatory dance theatre practices for working with people in recovery from addiction

Visitors to Tate Exchange will have the opportunity to take part in a series of creative conversations and dance improvisations led by community dancers from Fallen Angels Dance Theatre and Dr. Zoe Zontou (Liverpool Hope University) and Alastair Roy (University of Central Lancashire).

The programme of activities responds to the themes of Tate's Keith Haring exhibition and will include installations, dance improvisations, talks and new conversations about art and addiction recovery. The work will invite visitors to consider the role that art can play in supporting the everyday recovery struggles of people with addiction issues.


Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13, Saturday 15, 12.00-13.00 and 15.00-16.00

Drop in and to take part in a facilitated conversation about Art, Addiction, Activism

Open Rehearsal

Monday 10 and Friday 14, 12.00-13.00

Tuesday 11 and Thursday 13, 10.00-12.00

Watch the creative process used by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre in this group open rehearsal

Make a pledge

Monday 10 - Wednesday 12, 13.00-15.00

Thursday 13, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 13.00-14.00

Come and make your movement pledge in a creative activity about action for change

Performance and Q&A

Thursday 13 and Saturday 15, 12.00-15.00

An opportunity to see a performance by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, followed by a Q&A in response to the themes in Keith Haring’s work

About the participants

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre is an arts charity that exists to support those in recovery from addiction to transform their lives, and to share the recovery journey with the wider public, through dance, performance and creativity.

Dr. Zoe Zontou (Liverpool Hope University) is a Senior lecturer in Drama. Her principal research interests lie in the field of socially engaged theatre with people in recovery from addiction. Her research covers a wide range of topics, including autobiography in performance, addiction studies, and cultural policy.

Alastair Roy (University of Central Lancashire) is Professor of Social Research, School of Social Work, Care and Community. His work explores the relationship between the socially engaged arts and citizenship.

Tate Liverpool

Tate Exchange Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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10–16 June 2019