Dance and Chronic Pain / Fatigue – A conversation with Angela Alves and Raquel Meseguer

Making a Difference
Mittwoch, 09.12.2020 17:00 – 18:30 Uhr

If you identify as a person living with chronic pain and/or fatigue, please register via to take part in the conversation (limited capacity).

Dance and Chronic Pain / Fatigue – A conversation with Angela Alves and Raquel Meseguer

Art der Veranstaltung: Gespräch
Arbeitssprache: Englisch

“James Joyce told me once: “In the particular is contained the universal.” I appreciated the advice. It taught me the closer attention I pay to my “particular”, the better chance I have to reaching you in yours”. 

Kate Tempest, Guardian Review, Sat 3rd October

Angela Alves and Raquel Meseguer are two dance artists who live with chronic conditions and who make dance work. In this space, they invite other dancers with chronic conditions to join them in frank conversation about their ‘time in the wilderness’, the turning points for them, how their conditions influence the work they make, and how they resist the mainstream narratives and binaries that define disability / illness. 

The event will begin with a discussion between Angela & Raquel, and then open up to a space of group dialogue and reflection. 


This will be a relaxed online event, where we invite everyone to suspend the etiquettes and expectations of workshops / zoom culture to create a relaxed space in which everyone can do what they need to do, without explaining themselves. The conversation will take place in English with the possibility to ask questions in English or German.

Angela Alves is a dance artist, activist and mother based in Berlin. She is interested in perceptions of healthy and sick, as well as in article 3 of the German constitution. Therefore her work deals with issues of self-care, rebellion and the question of how to find comfort in the mode and art of unavailabilty.
In 2014 she founded TURN. Neue Bewegung für Multiple Sklerose e.V. – an association that organises art projects, dance workshops and round tables.

Raquel Meseguer is a UK based dance theatre practitioner. She identifies as dis-abled, and works with rest and horizontality as creative impulses.
Raquel founded Unchartered Collective in 2016 to create theatrical encounters that explore the lived experience of invisible disability. A Crash Course in Cloudspotting is supported by ACE, Unlimited, Mousonturm, Fabrica, PMStudio and MAYK. In 2019 an iteration of the piece toured Mexico, with British Council support.
Raquel also co-founded Lost Dog and was Associate Artist on Paradise Lost, and Juliet + Romeo. As a movement director, Raquel also collaborates with directors Amy Hodge and Rachel Bagshaw.

Why Zoom?
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