P0$$€ – dance and reading group is a gathering for people wanting to spend time dancing and reading together.

It is an open-ended study circle for practitioners within contemporary dance and other curious ones. We meet up in different constellations to practice reading and dancing together and investigate what this could mean. Each session is hosted by one or several practitioners that propose the materials: text to read, a way to read the text and dances. The text can be written be artistic, essayistic, philosophical, articles, lyrics, poetry, manifestos, scores, for example. The methods can vary from reading in a circle one by one, to braiding hair, to intimate readings, to speaking through robotic voices, for example. The dances can vary in style: contemporary, modern, reggaeton, body work, formalism, expressive dance, dance-rituals, scores, meditations, writing, questioning, healing, dreaming, for example. POSSE is engaged with critical practices and with generating discourse through doing. POSSE is an institutional parasite, an autonomous entity, based on the idea that nothing is connected to everything, everything is connected to something (Haraway). The host of POSSE changes from week to week, just like its participants. The content of the POSSE is responsive to the participants’ proposals or ideas. POSSE is whoever is there.

Duration will be more or less 2h00 hours depending on each occasion.
Come whenever you want! (It’s best if you arrive at the beginning).

P0$$€ was initiated in Stockholm by Lisen Pousette, Chloe Chignell, Tamara Alegre and Klara Utke Acs (Ellen Söderhult as coach for a while) and was joined by Alice MacKenzie and Austeja Vilkaityte. In Copenhagen, it is initiated and run by Lydia Östberg Diakité, Casper-Malte Augusta and Camilla Lind, Snorre Jeppe Hansen and Olivia Riviere. It is initiated in Melbourne by Alice Heyward, Rebecca Jensen and Sarah Aiken – TBC by the P0$$€!

The graphics are made by Ali-eddine Abdelkhalek.

P0$$€ guidelines: If you want to host a P0$$€ event around a particular text or practice, contact Alice Heyward, Rebecca Jensen, Ellen Davies, Annabelle Balharry and Sarah Aiken or write to possemelb@gmail.com. In the spirit of reading and dancing together, we encourage that no preparation or prior reading is expected from the partakers who come to P0$$€ sessions.

We try to document the P0$$€ sessions each time (however not strictly) according to what is proposed. Could be through video, photos, sound recordings, text – with consent from the part-takers. The documentation is uploaded in this private facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292367521386865/ In this way, we slowly generate an archive of texts and documentation.

This is the ever-growing P0$$€ library. Browse and add freely.

Stay up to date with P0$$€ dance and reading MELBOURNE by joining the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292367521386865/ and email possemelb@gmail.com to be added to a mailing list.

This is our site.

DAMN writing
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Po$$€ MELBOURNE feat. Alice Heyward & Megan Payne

'On touching – the inhuman that therefore I am' by Karen Barad
We will read it lying on the floor in touch with one another
***no need for prior reading! We will read together!

We will dance a score we devised and named 'Mattering'. It involves listening and responding, leading and following simultaneously and with your whole body, through continuous loops of movement. We will do this dance as a kind of jam.

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Po$$€ STOCKHOLM feat. Alice Heyward

Twelve Cautionary Tales for Christmas, (12 Ideal Cities), by Superstudio, 1971

'Utopian Cities' by Deborah Birch written for 'Future City Inflatable' a dance by Alice Heyward and Ellen Davies

'Metabolism' group dances

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