‘dancing in the womb’ Performance and Book Launch

Whitchurch Silk Mill

Date: 20th Aug 2022 - 20th Aug 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Price: Range from Free admission to event in Mill grounds (Mill access not included)

Outdoor performance based on the Dancing in the Womb weaving series by Rezia Wahid, including dance, music, readings, and book launch.

dancing in the womb performance  2.00pm

Conceived and directed by Rezia Wahid. The performance depicts the experiences she felt, heard, smelt during her pregnancies and the early years of motherhood. It conveys the characteristics of her young children, her own interpretations of the strong bond and her body movements on the loom.

dancing in the womb book launch  2.30pm

dancing in the womb is authored by Rezia Wahid and published by Hesterglock Press. It chronicles her latest series of handwoven silk cloths from conception to epic productions on the loom which have been photographed in their various stages by professional photographer Paul Tucker. The inspiration for the book was borne during the first covid19 lockdown so includes an Introduction by Prof. Catherine Harper (Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University of Creative Arts written during that time. and essays by Prof. Simon Olding (Director of Crafts Study Centre), and Hettie Judah (senior art critic on British newspaper The i.)

Dancer- Meera Patel

Choreography – Rezia Wahid and Meera Patel

Artistic Director – Rezia Wahid

Music-  Khaled Hakim

As part of a series of talks and workshops to run alongside her ‘dancing in the womb‘ exhibition here at the Silk Mill.

Free admission.

Address

Whitchurch Silk Mill 28 Winchester Street