Marks, dots and shapes have appeared across the floors and walls at Southside Shopping Centre. As part of Wandsworth Fringe 2015, students from West Hill Primary School in Wandsworth have created a new way of moving through Southside, for all to play with.
The students worked with CoDa Dance Company and collaborative arts practice Pencil & Help to explore the ways that drawing and dancing are connected. Experimenting with ink and paint, the students have created a series of 10 marks, which have become a new dance language. Drawing and dancing are mixed as sweeping lines and fast dots become steps and a way of moving, accidentally on purpose.
Southside visitors are encouraged to learn the language and respond with their own movement. Take a moment to look at how people move through the space and keep your eyes peeled for pop-up performances appearing across Southside. Are they shopping or dancing or both?
Friday 1 May: 10.30am and 2pm
A performance by students from West Hill Primary School
Sunday 3 May: 11am and 2pm
A pop-up performance by CoDa Dance and professional dancers
Saturday 16 May: 11am and 2pm
A pop-up performance by CoDa Dance and Roehampton students
This project has been funded by Southside Shopping Centre and Wandsworth Arts Team.