Your chance to watch and take part in dance at Kaiser Chiefs’ York Art Gallery exhibition.

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22 January 2019

Dancers will showcase unique performances and offer families the chance to join special workshops in response to Kaiser Chief’s major new exhibition at York Art Gallery in February.

York Dance Space will be performing throughout the day on February 23 and 24 in the exhibition When All Is Quiet, Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery.

Their live performances will feature an intergenerational cast of dancers from York as they explore the exhibition’s themes of art, creation and performance.

For those wanting to try for themselves, family workshops will be held on:

Jo Rhymer, creative learning producer for York Art Gallery, said: “An exhibition of sound was crying out for a response by creative dance and York Dance Space have come back to us with a wonderful series of performances.

“We hope people will come and see the exhibition brought to life in a new way and even have a go themselves in one of the family workshops led by professionals Hannah and Drew Wintie-Hawkins.”

The workshops and exhibition are included in the gallery admission price.

For those wanting to take part in the workshops, they are appropriate for children five years and older with a participating adult. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing suitable to move in.  No previous experience is necessary.

About the exhibition

When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery explores the boundaries between art and music this winter in a unique and experimental exhibition at York Art Gallery.

Using their position as pop musicians as a starting point, Kaiser Chiefs have chosen to rethink sound as a medium, inviting visitors to join them in exploring the edges between music, art, creation and performance.

To do this they have:

  • Brought together works by internationally regarded sound artists including Janet Cardiff, Mark Leckey and Turner Prize winning Elizabeth Price who have inspired the band to look at sound in new ways
  • Created a silent gig – using light and colour and projected lyrics to create an immersive environment that offers visitors a reconfigured experience of a live music show.
  • Selected a “set list” of songs in response to works from York Art Gallery’s collections.

The exhibition is supported by a programme of events, workshops and performances as well as working with an artist in residence to explore the creative process of making music.

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