Image by Phoebe Davies
Movement Workshop
Tue 09 Jan 2018

Resistance Training

with Phoebe Davies

Tue 09 Jan 2018
14.00 - 17.30
River Rooms
New Wing

To survive one is obliged to form a pack…. we resort to collective body practices to survive.

Paul Virillo

Building upon their research with athletes, Phoebe and Alex will lead a physical training session exploring resistance and competitiveness through collaborative movement, team / pack mentalities and collective strength. The session will be active and explore exaggerated contact between participants drawing upon basketball, rugby and american football drills to create a series of performances which will be filmed during the workshop. No previous athletic experience is needed to attend.

This research builds upon Phoebe’s work with choreographer Nandi Bhebhe using live performance and performance to camera to negotiate multiple histories and intergenerational perspectives, disrupting power structures and exploring relationships of solidarity.


Phoebe Davies is an artist based at Somerset House Studios and also plays for Hackney Gazelles basketball team.

Alex Bowmer is a specialist in sports medicine; working in athletic wellbeing and mental health support within a range of settings including the NFL, Kings College London, Oxford University and international college sports teams including Harvard.