A workshop for dancers and performers of all genders

Led by Charlie Ashwell and James Morgan

Chisenhale Dance Space | Research Studio
Saturday 28th July | 2-6pm | £10 / £8 CDS members


An afternoon of dance and discussion for anyone interested in thinking about gender through dancing.

We propose androgyny as a way to think about dance and gender without stopping at the individual. What if androgyny could be a tool to approach gender through movement, action and sensation, with and beyond aesthetics and identity? We want to challenge what masculine or feminine dancing looks like!

We will introduce tasks and scores, to do with others and alone. We will practice holding several layers of information at once – oscillating, flickering, and carving out space for ambiguity, vagueness and the in-between.

Come and shake off your gender demons!


For dancers, makers and artists who work with the body.  For people of all genders. Wear clothes you feel comfortable in, and bring extra if you want.

To reserve your place please email James –, and bring cash on the day. If you would like to attend but are not able to afford a ticket please get in touch with us. We have a couple of spaces which are pay-what-you-can.

We regret that Chisenhale Dance Space is accessible by stairs only. Please contact us if you have specific access requirements.


About The Artists:

Charlie Ashwell is a dance witch. She has performed as a dancer since 2009, predominantly with Seke Chimutengwende & Friends, Dog Kennel Hill Project and Janine Harrington. In 2014 she completed a Masters of Research in Choreography and Performance at Roehampton University. She was co-founder of BELLYFLOP magazine, where she developed a critical writing practice (2008-2014). As a producer she has worked with TripSpace, Seke Chimutengwende, Project O and James Morgan. She is a lecturer in dance at Roehampton University and her current solo work “Banishing Dance” is being performed at Splayed Festival 2018 in partnership with The Wellcome Collection and The Place.

James Morgan is a queer artist from Bridlington, East Yorkshire.  Their solo practice draws from diverse interests in contemporary dance, drag, live art and writing. Their new solo project: ‘Mum, I’m in the fourth dimension, see!’, explores queer politics, dance and poetry, and will premiere in late 2018.  DRAG ON, their recent full-length work has been performed as part of NOW 17 at The Yard Theatre (London), Chisenhale Dance Space (London), The Wardrobe Theatre (Bristol) and at La Fete du Slip (Lausanne, Switzerland). James also works as a freelance performer and has worked with artists such as Eleanor Sikorksi, Rosana Antoli, Rocio Boliver, Lola Maury and Seke Chimutengwende.