Language & Movement Symposium

September 16 & 17, 2022
La Manufacture CDCN, BORDEAUX

As part of the research project Moving words in space, Books on the Move organises a symposium… two days of encounters around language & movement.
Sharing of experiences, research, practices…
Workshops, discussions, presentations, reading-naptime…  

Moving words in space is a practice focusing on an ongoing dialogue between movement and words, starting to find their own shape within the body and through space: in which way a foreign or unfamiliar language can start making sense while moving? How can it resonate within the body and initiate a dance?

This symposium brings together professionals and non-professionals, artists, scholars, teachers to share their approach, practices, experiences of langage and movement.
The symposium is open to high-school and university students, artists, teachers, scholars, dancers, and all curious beings.
Workshops are open to all, no prerequisite in language or movements is required.
Most of the collective discussions will take place in French

To download the program – here
To download the detailed version (in French) – here

2:00p.m.: welcome gathering at la Manufacture CDCN
2:30-3:45p.m.: A somatic approach to vocalisation (in English) – Lisa Dowler
4-5:00p.m.: English and movement, a sounding journey – Dorra Ben Chaabane
4-5:00p.m.: Rooting – Arabic and movement – Amal Alnabwany
5:15-6:00p.m.: “Cosmopoetic” polyglot strolling with Fabienne Martineau – in the neighborhood
6:15-7:00p.m.: Afternoon workshops’ collective feedback
7-8:00p.m.: Symposium inauguration
8:00p.m.: Between languages – with Sthyk Balossa, Bienvenue Bazié, Afshin Ghaffarian, Nadia Larina & Naomi Mutoh

9:00a.m.: coffee & tea
9:30-11:00a.m: Moving words in space –  English and movement – Agnès Benoit
9:30-11:00a.m: French through mime – The body speaks and words are embodied – Cyril Gourmelen and Fabrice Eveno
11:30-12:30p.m: Unlearning “Language” kit (in French) – Myriam Suchet
11:30-12:30p.m: Poetry in motion (in English) – Jean-Rémi Lapaire
12:30-2:00p.m.: Lunch break at La Manufacture – pre-order lunch required
2:15-2:45p.m.: Polyglot reading-naptime
3-4:00p.m.: CCL – Corps Cultures langues (Bodies Cultures Languages – in French) – Sylvie Balestra
3-4:00p.m.: Feedback and experience sharing around Jump’n Turn (learning English through movement taught in schools), with school teachers (in French)
3-4:00p.m.: Languages said otherwise, Artlingo project (in French) – Ana-Maria Gîrleanu-Guichard
4:15-5:15p.m.: Overflow – feedback in small group
5:30-6:30p.m.: Overall feedback by Lara Delage-Toriel and collective exchange
6:30p.m.: Party time

Books on the Move will propose a selection of books around dance, language, pedagogy and movement

– selection of children’s drawings from Jump’n Turn’s workshops
– « FLE : français langue étrangée » by Myriam Suchet

– « Oui #1 » by Jean-Baptiste Warluzel about Régine Chopinot’s teaching French workshops
– « Artlingo, les langues autrement dites » by Mariette Feltin
– « One, Two… Through ! », dance video by Camille Auburtin with the children from Charles Martin school in Bordeaux, as part of Jump’n Turn.