Open City: Nottingham - nottdance07

A series of walks and actions by groups and individuals in the streets of Nottingham throughout nottdance07.

Over the past year, Simone Kenyon, Katie Doubleday and Andrew Brown have collaborated with groups and individuals in the development of a series of city walks and actions that look at how we live in, journey through and experience the human and built environment. Participants have been examining conscious and habitual behaviour, impromptu events and how a city can be both a mass and solitary human experience.

Throughout nottdance07, 12 – 21 October, Kenyon, Doubleday and Brown will be working in the centre of Nottingham, leading groups and individuals to take part in actions and walks that momentarily change their and onlookers’ experience of Nottingham’s streets.

Scheduled activities, Open City: Nottingham

Fri 12 Oct 2007
, 5.30 - 7.30 pm
Practitioners’ choreographed walk
Dance4 Studio to Bonington Gallery
Practitioners ‘sample’ habitual movements from Nottingham’s streets before performing them along predetermined routes in the city centre.

Sat 13 Oct 2007, 12 Noon
Group Assembly
Old Market Square, Nottingham, with live broadcast to Broadway Media Centre
The public and festival audience are invited to join others in Nottingham’s Old Market Square in a one minute group assembly. See

Sat 20 Oct 2007, 12 Noon
Slow walking race
The right lion in Old Market Square to top of Victoria st, Nottingham
The festival audience and the wider public and are invited to join in a slow walking race. See

Fri 12 - Sun 21 Oct 2007, Daily, 1.15pm-1.45pm
Directed public interventions
Nottingham City Centre
A group of workshop participants are directed to carry out actions as a group in Nottingham city centre. Documentation will be uploaded at

Daily, Fri 12 - Sun 21 Oct 2007
Open City postcards
Available from festival venues
Six postcards with critical texts by Emma Cocker and public and private instructions for the public and festival audience will be released through the festival.

Activities throughout the festival will be documented and highlights replayed on monitors at festival venues.
Open City: Nottingham - nottdance07

Event Title: Open City: Nottingham - nottdance07
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