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Emma Zangs Artist-Led Session: Playtime (online)

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Emma Zangs

If you are a movement artist and a parent of small child(ren) and would like to come together as a community to share experiences, this session is for you. The final part of Playtime is a 30-minute discussion hosted in a hybrid way with attendees joining both online and in the studio, exploring and sharing what it means to be a new parent and an artist. Come with a curious mind!

If you consider yourself an artist working with movement you are welcome. The session is open for movement artist parents of new-borns to children aged 5 years.

You will be sent a PDF in advance outlining activities that you are invited to do at home before or after the session.

If you would prefer to attend the session in-person at Sadler’s Wells please click here for further information and to book.

Part of Sadler’s Wells Artist Development Programme: Artist-Led Sessions. You can find out more about the selection process for this programme online here.

Header image © Emma Zangs

Emma Zangs

Emma Zangs is a Choreographer and Movement & Communication Coach based between London and Norwich. She holds an MA in Choreography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire and was part of Sadler’s Wells Summer University (2015-18).

From public speaking training for presentations, pitches and talks, to movement direction and choreography for fashion shows, editorial and dance workshops, Emma inspires people to move. Her Ted Talk ‘We Are All Dancers’ was delivered as part of TEDxWomen in 2019.

Since becoming a mother of two, Emma has faced many challenges to keep working as a choreographer and keeping her creative practice alive. Her questions and enquiries for the session are as follows:

  • How can I keep creating while being a mother of young children?
  • How to keep a creative practice when such life transitions occur?
  • How can we adapt and include our lives into our creative practices?
  • What happens when children come to create alongside us?
  • What can children teach us or open in our creation process?
  • Can they help us with being present, playful and wilder?
  • Or should we just not bother because in a few years they’ll be in school and have grown?
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