Pecha Kucha Birmingham vol 14
Wednesday 18th May 2016
Our third Pecha Kucha Birmingham of 2016 was part of the International Dance Festival in Birmingham at their festival hub in the awe-inspiring (if acoustically challenging!) surroundings of the old Municipal Bank building on Broad Street.
Pecha Kucha is open to everyone who has something to share in 20 slides. Here are the eight people who spoke for volume 14. (The recording failed for the first three. We are beyond sorry.)
Julia Gilbert is a big fan of dance and music and spoke about the inextricable links between them, along with exciting examples of emerging technology that is enabling the creation of music through movement. Here’s some links to the people and tools she talked about.
Julie re-recorded her talk at home due to microphone failure at the event.
Johnny Autin is an international dance artist and the creative director of Autin Dance Theatre. He talked about his choreographic work with professional performers and young dancers with the Man Made Youth Company and his emphasis on dance and physical theatre as agents for social change.
Saranjit Birdi is an architect and a dancer with a desire to find a synthesis between these practices. He presented his artistic journey so far from the underground jazz-fusion clubs of the 70s to his studio in Digbeth and how the creative spirit of Birmingham’s dancers has influenced him.