FILM Breaking Free: On the Limitations of the Dancing Body


Breaking Free is a project that took place over the summer of 2020, during a period of lockdown during the COVID-19 outbreak. The aim of the project was to explore different factors that limit the dancing body. We started with gender, impediment, and aesthetic concerns; later we added the theme of isolation to reflect current events.  

Each fortnight a group of researchers and dancers created small pieces of dance, poetry, and other art around these themes, and the video you see here comes from these artistic responses. We hope you find them enjoyable and thought-provoking. 

Dancers in the video are members and associates of Café Reason Butoh Dance Theatre, an Oxford-based butoh dance group.


For more information, please follow the the link to the project page.


Image by Ayala Kingsley