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Thu, 18 Apr


Online Workshop

Embodied Improvisation & Your Journey | RiverLight No.1

Go on a tour with artist/facilitator Qingyang to explore your personal imagery emerging from the process which replenishes and heals. Edition No.1 of our new segment, RiverLight.

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Embodied Improvisation & Your Journey | RiverLight No.1
Embodied Improvisation & Your Journey | RiverLight No.1

Time & Location

18 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20:10 BST

Online Workshop

About the event

Join an online space where you reconnect with your body by starting with breath and getting rid of tensions and explore creative improvisation from your own materials, using movement, words and imagery. Open to all, no movement/dance experience required, a session where you will be facilitated to exercises and tools to set free your unique improvisation and creative expression, which ultimately benefits, YOU. Go on a tour with facilitator Qingyang to explore your personal imagery emerging from the process which replenishes and heals.

Exploring movement, light improvisation, group games, with options to invite other creative tools such as words and drawing into play, each participant will come to create a mini piece of their own in all sorts of shapes.

The artist/facilitator Qingyang will lead the workshop with unique approaches deriving from her movement and performance practice.

As the first-ever RiverLight Workshop delivered by Waterway - workshops and events associated with artists’ ongoing projects, this workshop is also a fundraising event where the participants can exchange with the artist/facilitator and share their own ideas, socialise and opt to donate to the currently ongoing performance project, Journey of Whispering Dreams.

Entry to the workshop is just £6 and donations are welcome at the end of the event. There will also be an in-person version of this event in London – welcome to join too!

About Artist/Facilitator: Qingyang Wang

Qignyang is a performer, movement practitioner, writer and facilitator based in London, with experience in the UK and in China. Her current practice features an interdisciplinary and intercultural interest, creating a poetic space for personal connections and art as healing. Since her graduation with Distinction from the MA Theatre Practice, University of Exeter, her practice has been influenced by various movement-based and intercultural approaches, including Anna Halprin, Jerzy Grotowski, Phillip Zarrilli, Laban technique and Chinese Traditional dance. 

This workshop specifically draws on the long-term process of making her solo performance Journey of Whispering Dreams, a semi-autobiographical piece blending physical movement, poetic text, soundscape and Chinese Classical Dance, about a healing journey that went far away from home and across cultures. After a successful premiere run at FUSE International 2023, the show is currently undergoing research & development, which will result in a preview this sping, followed by touring in the near future. Donations to the development and touring of the show is now open here via this page.

Previous editions of this online workshop with Qingyang includes:

Movement Improvisation, Imagery and Self Exploration (December 2023)

A space of self-exploration and self-care was facilitated for each individual participant by using the associated tools and in the end together we came to such a peaceful communal space.

Movement, Self-Exploration and Visual Imagery (October 2023)

At the safe supportive online space provided, participants were guided to relax their bodies, experience somatic explorations and set free to do movement improvisations, interacting with each individual personal materials. Within the group we developed our materials creatively while inspiring each other.

Testimony of this workshop:

‘It’s a wonderful feeling to explore the body through the images and pictures constructed by yourself. Especially when revisiting the images, combined with the space you are in at the moment, you move between some kind of reality and imagination and feel that there are many possibilities.’ – Sabrina


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