Photo: Foteini Christofilopoulou

Body Politic is Dance Umbrella’s strand of discussions and debates focusing on key cultural issues affecting dance and performance.

There are different ways of not being allowed to speak.  In the discussion we ask artists how issues of censorship, both public and private, are reflected in their art. How does censorship affect the language of the body? Are there things that we cannot say, even when not using language?

Chair: Julia Farrington, Index on Censorship

Panel: Jamila Johnson-Small, DU16 Festival choreographer; Natalia Kaliada, Founding Co-Artistic Director of Belarus Free Theatre and Pelin Başaran, an arts curator and producer from Turkey.

This is the third in our Body Politic series, and the talks from 2014 and 2015 are still avaliable to watch online on our Talk Time pages: Politics of Participation and Power or Persuasion?

Body Politic is a Dance Umbrella initiative, presented in partnership with Free WordIndex on Censorship and One Dance UK.

Body Politic 2016 from ArtStreamingTV on Vimeo.