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King's students, whether interested in climate change, engaged in the climate movement, or have an interest in dance, are invited to participate in workshops led by choreographer Sivan Rubinstein as part of her King's Artist residency. 

Sivan is working with Dr Sarah Fine in the Department of Philosophy and Dr Helen Adams in the Department of Geography on a project exploring the human experience of climate change through dance.

As a new generation leads the way in finding spaces of resistance and modes of solidarity, the sessions explore what happens when the human body and personal experience are at the centre of the inquiry into climate change. The workshops will form part of an installation that draws on philosophy, movement, live music and visual art.  

King's students from all faculties are welcome to attend, and no prior knowledge or experience in movement or dance is required. If you are interested in participating in one or more of the workshops, or would like further information, please email Ruth Garde,, giving your name, course, Department and choice of workshop/s.

29 January, 14.00 – 16.00

Dance Studio, Bush House.

The human body as a planet. Re-focus, Re-connect, Act for Change.  

In a world of growing division and displacement prompted by conflict, climate crisis and injustice, can we find hope and common ground in conceptions of ‘home’ and in attachments to place? This workshop will explore questions such as: is home the planet? Is 'home' a geographical location? Can 'home' be found within our bodies?

12 February, 14.00 – 16.00

SW-1.09, Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing

Climate Circle & Time. The Harmony and the Disruption.  

This workshop will look at weather disruption, nature, and notions of change. 

25 March, 14.00 – 15.50

Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus

People, Pollution and Population. 

This workshop will look at climate change & migration, focusing the discussion on the future generation.


Event details

Somerset House East Wing
Strand Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS