Dance & Community Building: Jo Parkes – Co-Creating Communities: Making Change by Making TogetherWednesday, February 9, 2022
Hybrid Lecture Series
7:30 pm CET
Jo Parkes is a freelance dance artist (D/UK). For over two decades, she has worked internationally with co-creative, participatory dance and creates installations, events, performances and videos. She is the founder and artistic director of Mobile Dance e.V. Mobile Dance offers art projects at the intersection of artistic and socio-political concerns. Mobile Dance has created projects in which hundreds of artists in Germany and the UK have been employed in participatory dance.
In 1995, Jo received a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her Master's degree in Choreography at the University of California (UCLA). She earned a degree (First Class) in English Literature and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford. In 2019, she won the Honorary Award in the German Dance Prize. Her most recent work, The Walking Projekt, received the IKARUS prize (DE) in 2021. From 2019 - 2021, Jo was on the board of Aktion Tanz: Tanz in Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. and is currently visiting professor at HZT, Berlin (UdK/Ernst Busch).
This event is part of the lecture series: "Dance and Community Building: Utopian Practice in the 21st Century" which is funded by the Mellon Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement and Education.
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