Intercultural Roots proposes a series of London based in-person encounters offering creative and performative space for inspiration, connection and resilience through practice. 16 places available.

Metamorphosis: connection, resilience and inspiration
A series of London-based in-person encounters looking at ways of overcoming the challenges of our times. We are creating spaces and offering tools for participants to ignite and harness a sense of inspiration, connection and resilience through practice.

Six Thematic Encounters – Creative Labs and Performance Sharings

The six themes reflect critical subjects of our times to be approached through different artistic and philosophic lenses. We are interested in how a diversity of approaches can converse and create connections towards circumstances that are important to our social realities in the current times.

The Creative Labs will take place in Southwark and Hackney, London on the last weekend of the month from March till October (skipping June and August). We are inviting artists, practitioners and scholars from diverse fields and backgrounds to share their experiences around the following six central themes:‍

Strangeness, 24-27 March
Landing, 28 April -1 May
Rewilding, 26-28 May
Aqua Carriers, 28-30 July
Difference, 22-24 September
Metamorphoses, 27-29 October

Intercultural Roots is resourcing these encounters through funding it has received from the National Lottery Community Fund. If you are a creative or performing artist, or (eco)somatic practitioner interested in expanding your artistic investigations, exploring new artistic languages and gifting supportive, non-judgemental feedback with peers please apply to join the Metamorphosis Creative Labs and Performance Sharing though this Application Form – please complete all questions.

DEADLINE for applications: Friday, 18th March 2022

* please submit the Google Form as soon as you can as we will begin assessing applications as they are received. Once all 16 places are filled this form will stop receiving new applications.

Presented by Intercultural Roots ‘Arts for Health & Social Change’ Programme:
Intercultural Roots (IR) is an independent not-for-profit charity born from the Institutional Frameworks work strand of the Embodied Research Working Group at the IFTR – International Federation for Theatre Research. Its co-founders (2015-2018) include Dr Alex Boyd (Executive Director, UK), Prof. Lynette Hunter (Canada), Dr Ian Kenvyn (UK), Dr Peter Lichtenfels (Canada), Dr Ben Spatz (USA/UK) and Clare Kenvyn (UK) with additional Trustee/Directors Dr Andréa Maciel (Brazil/UK, Artistic Director), Dr Alvaro Hernandez (Colombia), Prof. Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal (New Zealand), Regina Gutierrez (Colombia). Since March 2020 over 100 artist-practitioners have been supported to deliver over 1,000 high quality classes to benefit over 10,000 participants.