Art, Addiction and Advocacy at Liverpool Tate Exchange
Date: May 21st 2019
10th – 16th June
10am – 4pm
We are delighted to invite you to join us to gain an insight into the power of participatory dance theatre practices for people in recovery from addiction.
Tate Exchange is a space on the first floor at Liverpool Tate where visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a series of creative conversations and dance activities led by community dancers from Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, Dr. Zoe Zontou (Liverpool Hope University) and Alastair Roy (University of Central Lancashire).
The programme of activities responds to the themes of Tate’s Keith Haring exhibition and will include installations, creative activities including dance theatre performances and open rehearsals, and “creative conversations” about art and addiction recovery. The work will invite visitors to consider the role that art can play in supporting the everyday recovery journeys of people with addiction issues.
Dr. Zoe Zontou (Liverpool Hope University) is a Senior Lecturer in Drama. Her principal research interests lie in the field of socially engaged theatre with people in recovery from addiction. Her research covers a wide range of topics, including autobiography in performance, addiction studies, and cultural policy.
Alastair Roy (University of Central Lancashire) is Professor of Social Research, School of Social Work, Care and Community. His work explores the relationship between the socially engaged arts and citizenship.
Look out for our schedule of events including creative activities, open rehearsals, performance, and creative conversations.