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Creativity and Dance

Blacks Club - 67 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 4QH

with acclaimed creative producer Farooq Chaudhry

Dance is perhaps one of the purest and most expressive of human art forms related as it is to the movements, both mechanical and celebratory of the human body. It provides a unique vocabulary for the exploration of human existence and the grounds of our existence in the world. This event will look at the creativity of dance and ask how it connects with our creative humanity, and how ideas are communicated through dance as a medium.

Farooq Chaudhry, co-founder and Producer of Akram Khan Company, plays a key role in forming innovative business models to support Akram Khan’s artistic ambitions and offering creative support during the development of Khan's projects. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledged Chaudhry in a list of the world's top hundred cultural actors and entrepreneurs in 2008. Chaudhry also produced for China’s national dance icon Yang Liping and English National Ballet and was awarded an honorary doctorate from De Montfort University for his services to dance. In 2018 Chaudhry became the Course consultant for the new MA Dance Producing and Management at London Studio Centre.

The Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation is committed to working across many difference art forms, including contemporary dance, and hopes to work with Farooq Chaudhry and the choreographer Adrienne Hart of Neon Dance on an original dance show commission.

The event will be held from 6.30pm on Tuesday 24th July at Blacks Club, 67 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 4QH. The talk itself will commence promptly at 7.00pm, and should last about an hour.
Space at the event is strictly limited. RSVP in advance to info@rimbaudverlaine.org to reserve a place, indicating whether or not you are a Member of Blacks.

These will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis. Please reserve your place now to avoid disappointment!