Dance Your Way Home
Emma Warren joins us on Saturday July 15th
Why do we dance together? What does dancing tells us about ourselves, individually and collectively? And what can it do for us? Whether it be at home, ’80s club nights, Irish dancehalls or reggae dances, jungle raves or volunteer-run spaces and youth centres, Emma Warren has sought the answers to these questions her entire life.
Dancing doesn’t just refract the music and culture within which it evolves; it also generates new music and culture. When we speak only of the music, we lose part of the story – the part that finds us dancing as children on the toes of adults; the half that triggers communication across borders and languages; the part that finds us worried that we’ll never be able to dance again, and the part that finds us wondering why we were ever nervous in the first place.
Emma, will be joining us here at the Taproom on Saturday July 15th. She will be talking about and reading from her book “Dance Your Way Home”.
Emma will be joined by Ruth Pethybridge. Senior lecturer in Dance at Falmouth University, she is also a choreographer, facilitator and researcher. She has delivered dance in diverse settings with all ages: from babies to the elderly and everything in between.
Saturday 15th July
18:00 Meet and get settled
19:00 Emma Warren
19:45 Q&A hosted by Matthew Shaw with Emma & Ruth Pethybridge
20:30 Dance! DJ Bish will be working his way through the Dancefloor
We caught up with Emma to discuss the event and the thinking behind the book. What we can expect on the evening (apart from lots of dancing).
Emma Warren in conversation with Matthew Shaw
Joyous . . . Warren has added something powerful to dance's story, something moving in every sense. Victoria Segal, Sunday Times - Book of the Week
At the intersection of cultural history and memoir, Dance Your Way Home is an intimate foray onto the dancefloor – wherever and whenever it may be – that speaks to the heart of what it is that makes us move.
Emma Warren has been documenting grassroots music culture for decades. She is the author of Make Some Space: Tuning Into Total Refreshment Centre (2019), which was a MOJO book of the year and was re-released by Chicago record label International Anthem; her pamphlet.
Warren was a founding contributor to Jockey Slut magazine, worked on staff at The Face and worked as the editorial mentor at youth-run Brixton publication. Live Magazine. Her monthly radio show on Worldwide FM ran for six years.