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*This pop up collection will be open from Thursday – Saturday between 12PM and 5PM.

The Nottdance Reading Room is a pop-up collection that will be available for 3 days during the festival bringing together a range of publications by artists and a selection of readings around relevant themes.

A rare chance to encounter a temporary gathering of some of the many excellent self-produced publications being created by different artists in the dance field today – in the form of original zines, books, scores, documentation and more. We’re delighted to say Hamish MacPherson will be bringing a collection of artists’ zines he has gathered from Chisenhale Dance Space in London, alongside his own zine Still (see full contribution list below).

The Nottdance Reading Room will also host a selection of books and articles that open up thinking and discussion around important subjects and questions. These will include a selection of readings on climate activism and artistic practice, contributed by Rita Marcalo (aka Instant Dissidence), and a selection of readings on Anti-Racist Practices in Dance.

This space is for you to browse, have a chat, open up a new conversation but also an opportunity to take home one of the original artists’ publications that will be for sale.

Join us on Thursday 10 October for Reading Room Hang-out. An event that shines a light on The Nottdance Reading Room in an informal chance to hang out and discuss with some of the creators of the publications and reading lists.

Suitable for all.

Hamish MacPherson Still Life issue 1-4 stilllifemag.org £2
Casson and Friends Choreocracy cassonandfriends.com/shop £5
Channing Tatum Pocket Book channingtatum.bigcartel.com £5
Channing Tatum Footnotes channingtatum.bigcartel.com £5
Channing Tatum Thing for people to do channingtatum.bigcartel.com £3
Katherine Hall Movement of Care katherine-hall.com/Movements-of-Care £10


David Wallace-Wells The Unhabitable Earth: A story of the Future
George Monbiot Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an ages of crisis
An Extinction Rebellion Handbook This is not a drill
Rob Hopkins The power of just doing stuff: How local action can change the world
Greta Thunberg No one is too small to make a difference
Lucy Neal Playing for time: Making art as if the world mattered


Miguel Gutierrez Does Abstraction Belong to White People?: Thinking the politics of race in contemporary dance. BOMB
Alexandrina Hemsley 50:50 Dance Programming – Is It Time For Quotas In Dance?, 7 March 2019
Rebecca Chaleff Activating Whiteness: Racializing the Ordinary in US American Postmodern Dance.
Dance Research Journal, vol. 50, no. 3, 2018, pp. 71–84
Royona Mitra Talking Politics of Contact Improvisation with Steve Paxton
Dance Research Journal, vol. 50, no. 3, 2018, pp. 5–18
Thomas F DeFrantz I Am Black: (you have to be willing to not know)
Theater 47 no. 2 (1 May 2017): 9–21.
Contemporary Dance Whiteness resource list danceandwhiteness.coventry.ac.uk/resources


Nottdance Reading Room
presented at iC4C

iC4C, Space 2
Nottingham, NG3 2AR

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