Let’s Talk About… A New Area of Practice

Our Let’s Talk About sessions are live zoom discussions aimed at professionals within the art community who would like to stay connected and support one another as we move toward an uncertain future. It is a safe, nurturing platform of exchange in which we chat about a variety of topics that feel relevant right now.

In our next meet up we’ll be discussing A New Area of Practice and it will be facilitated by Takeshi Matsumoto.

Takeshi Matsumoto is a Japanese inclusive dance artist and a qualified dance movement psychotherapist. He has experience working with children with autism and learning disabilities both in the UK and Japan. Growing up in Japan, his practice both in life and performing art is influenced by 和-Wa, harmony, peacefulness, quiet and contentment ways of living and balancing with others and environment.

On a local level, he has been engaged with dance projects for and with children and adults with learning disabilities and dementia in the UK. On a global level, he has led dance projects for families who survived nuclear disaster in northern Japan and stateless refugee children in Thailand collaborating with other artists.

He is currently developing a dance performance for children aged between 3 and 5 exploring Origami as a Little Big Dance artist supported by South East Dance and DanceEast.

He continues to explore possibilities of dance and performance as a way of acknowledging differences and creating mutual understanding with particular emphasis on empathy, communication, empowerment and body mind integration.

You can follow Takeshi on Instagram here.

If you’d like to join the conversation, click ‘BOOK YOUR PLACE’, once you’re booked on we’ll be in touch with further information about joining the zoom discussion.

*Please note that this Zoom conference will be recorded for archiving purposes. Your audio and video output will be included in the recording, but the recording will never be distributed or broadcast publicly.

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Dates and Times

Monday 30 November | 5.30 – 6.45pm

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