The Foreigners’ Collective – no format residency and performances this weekend!
The Foreigners’ Collective rehearsal @ no format this week with SFSA member Sally McKay working on drawings
The Foreigners’ Collective have been invited to create a dance performance in the no format space using their unique cross cultural collaborations. The collective will also be holding open rehearsals so that the members of SFSA and TBPS can also engage with their artistic process.
Performances this weekend, free and open to all!
Saturday 14th July @ 7pm &
Sunday 15th July @ 3pm
no format - Second Floor Studios & Arts, Harrington Way (off Warspite Road), Woolwich, London, SE18 5NR.
no format - is located immediately off the A206 dual carriageway near Charlton and Woolwich. There is access from the A2/M2, M20 & M25. Charlton and Woolwich Dockyard Main Line stations and The Docklands Light Railway are in close proximity. Jubilee Line North Greenwich (O2) then 161 or 472 from bus stop A to Warspite Road. Regular bus routes (180, 177, 161, and 472) serve the local area.
From a small group of independent strangers in a strange land bearing the common denominators of dancing, creating and co-existing, The Foreigners’ Collective was born. In addition to their art, this international group realized a deep notion of fraternity from their shared investigation and experience of what it means to be a ‘foreigner’ and has strengthened their bond and confirmed their desire to reconvene in order to create.
Resting on the surface is the actuality of being an alien; an outsider in a country, culture, or society that you do not identify with. Yet no less can one be a foreigner not geographically, but philosophically when deviating from the norms of which one is expected to abide by. Foreigners may wander physically or emotionally; sometimes aimlessly, yet other times seeking to join or form an alliance. The Foreigners’ Collective is an alliance; a dynamic amalgam seeking to collaborate with foreigners and encourage diverse cultural exchange.