This workshop involves a tree-sound walk. Starting in Victoria Park, participants will follow a ‘tree walk’ route. Led by Vicky and Rosie, participants will engage with the trees and the walking route through a series of tasks involving drawing, moving, pausing and reflecting on experiences and encounters gathered along the way.
The walk will culminate in a movement workshop at The Schoolroom, Bath Artists’ Studios. We will draw on the sound walk to create a collaborative movement ‘score’ for participants to collectively engage in and share their experiences of the day’s events – no specialist dance or movement experience is required – this workshop is inclusive, adaptable and open to all.
The activities, tasks and reflections will be collated en route and in the studio and added to the Sound Walk archive as a record of the event and a prompt to action for subsequent participants wishing to engage with the tree walk in an enhanced and active manner.
What to wear / bring: Loose comfortable clothing and trainers / stout walking shoes are recommended. Please bring water, sunscreen, waterproofs as required and a notebook and pen, please bring snacks and refreshments as required.
Families, adults, children all welcome, children must be accompanied.
Vicky Hunter is a Visiting Research Fellow in dance and environmental humanities at Bath Spa University and formerly Professor of Site Dance at the University of Chichester. Her site-specific dance research examines the body’s engagement with space and place through considering bodily, spatial and kinetic engagements with environments. Vicky has produced a number of site dance performance works and a book publication Site, Dance and Body: Movement, Materials and Corporeal Engagement (2021).
Rosie Montford’s practice explores the dialogue between walking and drawing, seeking out landscapes from which she can physically combine disciplines to work across printmaking, drawing and bookmaking. She is a member of The Walking Artists Network; participated in: Made of Walking: La Romieu,France (2017), Plant(e)scape: Akamas, Cyprus (2018), Walking Bodies: Greece(2019) and Girona, Spain(2023) and a member of Bath Artists Studios.
How to book: This event is FREE but places are limited – you can book your places here – Book Tree Sound Walk