MESH: Performance and Discussion

Saturday 22 July, 2 - 4pm

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MESH is a two part project by Yorkshire-based dancer and choreographer Vanessa Grasse, taking place at Yorkshire Dance and The Hepworth Wakefield in July 2017.

Through a series of free, public movement workshops, Grasse will bring together members of the public with ten professional dancers to collaborate on a new, explorative dance piece.

Incorporating movement through spaces and sculptural body formations, the work is inspired by Barbara Hepworth’s work and the architecture ofour gallery space.

The performance will be followed by an informal discussion involving the dancers.

The performance and discussion are free and booking is not required. The performers will begin in The Calder, our converted mill space, before making their way through the exterior spaces and galleries. The discussion will take place in our Auditorium.


Vanessa Grasse is a dance and multidisciplinary artist from Sicily now based in Leeds, UK.

Her recent movement research and choreographic practice concentrates on walking and exploring urban and rural environments. She has been commissioned choreographic, led and audio walks by Dance4, Still Walking Festival, The University of Leeds, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Ludus and Juncture festivals amongs others.

She performs with dance and theatre productions and teaches release based contemporary dance, improvisation and contact improvisation for Universities and wider communities.

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