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Motus Mori: CORPUS

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Katja Heitmann CORPUS c Hanneke Wetzer (3)

Fri 8 Dec, 12:00pm

Venue: Leeds Art Gallery

The Headrow

Tickets: Performances at 12noon & 2.00pm - Free admission, booking not required

Event Details

Motus Mori: CORPUS is a performance-ritual devised by Dutch-German choreographer Katja Heitmann and created with a group of people from Leeds aged 20 to 86. Katja collects and preserves movements to explore the transfer of embodied knowledge to a communal body. Each of the performers have a heightened awareness of how they move because of age or physical condition. They follow and carry each other’s movements, holding each other’s bodies in their own body. In a highly concentrated and minimalistic manner, they will perform a ritual for handing over a human movement from body to body to body.

Since 2019, choreographer Katja Heitmann has been building an archive for human movement: Motus Mori. Working with a growing group of movement-archivists, she collects and preserves movements from people of all ages, bodies and backgrounds. Based on this ever-moving archive, she creates artworks and you can read more about Motus Mori here.

This living exhibition performance will take place from Friday 8 December until Sunday 10 December in the Central court on the first floor of Leeds Art Gallery. The performances will take place at 12pm and 2pm. Free admission, booking not required. Each performance will last for approximately 30 minutes.



Stichting This is not a show is structurally supported by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, Province of Noord Brabant, and Municipality of Tilburg. This project is made possible through the support of Leeds 2023, The Dutch Embassy in the UK, Leeds Art Gallery (Lead Local Partner) and Yorkshire Dance (Outreach & Participation Partner).


Image © Hanneke Wetzer, 2023

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