"I thought your guidance and recordings were just amazing, so engaging, immersing and inspiring. Really brilliant. Yesterday and even still now, I felt I was breathing like I was a kid again.
I want to feel that feeling some more."
Daniel Van Alphen, participant at Moving On Composing with Climates
"Saddlers Wells in the park! Inclusive, restorative. Special. Thank you!"
People encountering and joining Moving On Resonance
Moving On projects make you move in natural environments to reconnect to body and to nature. Events or personal practices allow you to listen to audio guides either via a sound installation or via headphones that dance and sound artists have conceived to inspire new ways of being and to reconnect to your own human nature. It is both, philosophical yet down to earth as we remember the body as as one of the many ingredients to the world we live in. Moving On is created by a community of artists for a community of people to move freely, breathe deeply and enjoy becoming part of a wider ecosystem where dance feeds a state of aliveness and connectivity.
Events coming up
After our Spring and Summer installations we continue to shape a life style and practice by going to our local park regularly. We may be in different places but we come together as we:
- created a meet up called Openly Spaced Out that you can join. It means others can join you in your locality or you can join others making it easier to discover and move in spaces by being together.
- have an online audio library that you can subscribe to. If you want to listen to audios to receive guidance or inspiration, just press play and enjoy a 20min + audio from over 25 episodes. Your subscription supports all the artists who made it happen.
- make it a regular practice. Every Sunday at 9/ 9.30am, let it be in London, Liverpool or France we will go out and move. We make it a ritual that, by dancing or simply being outdoors, allows us move freely and be with nature as a way to move on and make a change.
- wanna know more? Thanks to the generous support of the Siobhan Davies Studio Archiving Fund we created an Archive that presents processes, gives tastes of audios, and a playful interactive graph for the visitor to make sense of the various aspects involved and the various lenses and perspectives to take.
Past Sound Installations
Moving On Sensing Skin
Mountsfield Park, London 03 & 10 July 2022
Meanwodd Valley Urban City Farm, Leeds
Moving On Sensing Skin is an immersive experience that allows you to connect to nature via movement as they facilitate intricate tunings via our skin receptors, images and embodied connections. Together they open up pathways, that like windows, allow the light to filter through and gently mobilise you; inspiring summery dances and a deeply felt sense of togetherness.
& Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester
Moving On Rsonance creates a landscape of words and sounds that accompanies you as you wander, rest and experience how your body and relationship to the world changes by a deepened sense of presence to the space. It is a collective and communal event as we find ourselves sharing this experience. The sound magical rests in the canopy of trees and gently rises from the ground.
A secluded area of woodland in South London set on the broad slopes of a deep railway cutting offers an immersive ambience of sounds and words to reconnect to nature for a renewed sense of navigating life through our senses and environment. In collaboration with the London Wildlife Trust.
Artist: Laura Doehler, Anne-Gaelle Thiriot and Marina Collard
Past headphone events
This trailer we made with people from our community when we were still working with headphones. Giving voice and visibility to each experience it shows how the feeling of connection of body to land and how movement created a new alternative and way forward.
"Moving On is a dance meet-up in the park. You are accompanied by professional dancers guiding you through a movement score. Rather than being the usual jumpy and poppy workout, Moving On is a meditative, introspective and vulnerable process. Wether you are deep into contemporary dance or not, it will be a novel experience of discoveries."
Florent Venet, participant of many Moving On projects during lockdown
The Story of Moving On
We created an archive the gives the full picture how Moving On came about and developed. Here is a brief introduction:
Moving On started in lockdown to make sure dancers could still dance and then realised, how in turn we opened this opportunity to make our whole community dance; how it transcends lockdown because the value of moving freely outdoors with others and nature, grows and nurtures our relationships. These audios are conceived by local dance artists with UK wide dance artists being invited as guests to disseminate the spirit across the country and across communities. The content are improvisation scores that, via sensory input and experiential anatomy, install embodied reflections to perceive movement as a state of aliveness and a time of union. You can engage in it by moving and witnessing or do both whenever it feels right. During the 1.5 hours, you adapt what you hear to your needs to enjoy nature as dance partner wherein both, you and nature, have agency. Moving On makes you feel the strength and courage that grows from collective action and acts like a danced climate march because we draw attention to being with nature more consciously. Yet, other than in marches, you won't get cold but feel rejuvenated and elated.
Moving On invites people from all walks of life to join us and get to know how we navigate and make sense of the world as movers. Together we create and strengthen a community made up of all who seek new ways to move on …
Since September 2020 we installed a regular outdoor movement practice with Moving On for dancers and non dancers alike. These are our past projects
Moving On Remembering is a spacious audio by Laura Doehler that invites you to connect to body and space as a reminder of the very basics that we need to look after and connect to. It is an audio that acknowledges the transient nature, how all will go and new things come, where presence, the here and now, shouldn't be forgotten but celebrated.
Moving On Composing with Climates
28/11 and 05/12/2021 In London and St Jean D'Angely
Artists: Alice and Boris Labant and Tania Soubry
Moving On Dialogues
13th and 27th of June 2021, London and Liverpool
Artists: Mary Pearson, Alice Labant and Laura Doehler
Moving On Falling Into Spring
25th of April and 2nd of May in London, Bristol and Marseille
Artists: Laura Doehler, Sara Ruddock, Sara Wookey and Tania Soubry
Moving On Traces 11th and 18th of April in London, Bristol, Athens, Patras and Marseille
Artists: Alice Labant, Ierene Fiodilino, Jan-Ming Lee and Laura Doehler
Moving On Remembering
27th of Feb and 20th of March 2022 in London
Artist: Laura Doehler
Moving On Treempathy
18th and 25th of July in London and Liverpool and Wales
Artists: Kirstie Simson, Vanio Papadelli and Laura Doehler
Moving On Conversations
23rd of May and 30th of May and 6th of June in London, Bristol and Liverpool
Artists: Laura Doehler
Moving On Mapping
9th of May and 16th of May in London, Bristol and Marseille, Athens and Liverpool
Artists: Anne-Gaelle Thiriot, Laura Doehler, Nancy Nerantzi and Sofie Narbed
Moving On The Edge 14 and 21.03. in London, Liverpool, Bristol and Athens
Artists: Alice Labant, Gordon Raeburn, Mary Pearson and Laura Doehler
Moving On Pulse 28.03. and 04.04.2021 in London, Bristol, Marseille and Athens
Artists: Alice Labant, Anne-Gaelle Thiriot and Laura Doehler
Moving On Air
London, Marseille, Afield
14.01.2021 and 21.02.2021
Artists: Alice Labant, Laura Doehler, Sofie Narbed and Vanio Papadelli
Moving on Music Medley
Hilly Fields, Hampstead Heath and Further Afield
28.02.2021 and 07.03.2021
Moving On to Open Waters
audio London and Marseille
31.01.2021 and 07.02.2021
Artists: Alice Labant, Anne-Gaelle Thiriot and Laura Doehler
Moving On Inside
A last audio guide of the year Hilly Fields 27/12/2020
Artists: Laura Doehler
Moving On Fiction
First audio guide of the year in Hilly Fields and Hampstead Heath 27/12/2020
Artists: Alice Labant, Laura Doehler, Sara Wookey and Tania Soubry
Moving On Dancing
06/12/2020 and 13/12/2020 Hilly Fields London
Artists: Alice Labant, Anne-Gaelle Thiriot, Helena Webb and Laura Doehler
Moving On … Staying Connected 08.10.2020 and 14/10/2020 12-2pm Hilly Fields
Artists: Alice Labant, Laura Doehler, Mariana Camiloti and Sebastian Ruiz
Moving On Roots
22/11/2020 and 28/11/2020
12- 2pm Hilly Fields
Artists: Alice Labant, Helena Webb, Laura Doehler and Mariana Camiloti
Moving On … And Hanging Out 20/09/2020 Hilly Fields London
Moving On …
With Nature 18/10/2020 12-2pm Hilly Fields