A tell and show with Flora Wellesley Wesley

Image credit: Kohei Nataksu and Flora Wellesley Wesley doing research at Chisenhale in 2022. Photo by Hugo Glendinning.

Dancer, improviser and Laughter Yoga leader Flora Wellesley Wesley invites you to join her for a tell and show about laughter. Flora will introduce you to her somatic iteration of Laughter Yoga and some of The Mirror of Laughter author Alexander Kozintsev’s theories about humour and laughter, before performing an improvisation.

This special brew of participatory performance will be new and still bubbling. Expect a tempered exploration of the physiology, effects, and affect, of laughter. No need to ‘be funny’, feel happy or have Laughter Yoga experience on arrival. A willingness to laugh is a plus but not essential. Exercises can be done seated or standing. You can also participate by spectating throughout if you prefer. A structure for (invaluable) feedback and concept reflection will be set up at the end.