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Look out for Poem Films by PBS Recommendation Karen McCarthy Woolf and our Spring Guest Selector Kayo Chingonyi at the Dancing Words Film Premiere 30th January at the BFI Southbank Centre. 

Dancing Words produces films that allow poetry to find movement and breath by creating collaborations between poets, musicians, dancers and film makers.

This special event features the world premiere of two films:

Small Boned Daughter by Forward Prize winner Mona Arshi, interpreted by dancer/choreographer Ella Mesma and composer Tom Szirtes

Tamed by Sarah Howe, winner of the T.S Eliot prize, interpreted by Shelley Maxwell

as well as screenings of Kayo Chingonyi's Kumukanda with dancer/choreographer Sean Graham, Karen McCarthy Woolf's Morbleu with dancer/choreographer Ella Mesma and Malika Booker's Sweet Liquor with dancer/choreographer Leon Rose

followed by Q&A with poets Mona Arshi, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Kayo Chingonyi; dancer/choreographer Shelley Maxwell, filmmaker Fiona Melville, composer Tom Szirtes and Director and founder of Dancing Words, Dr Nathalie Teitler.

Early arrival is recommended to guarantee admission.


The event is free and more information is available here:

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