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This summer 2017 Build Your Worlds will work with the local communities in a new exciting project…



‘Moving with the Wind’ performance 24th of May in Margate, Kent

The performance of the piece ‘Moving with the Wind’ was presented on Saturday the 24th of May inside the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate, Kent. Music, dance and textures combined interpreting the Dutch painter Piet Mondrians journey from representation to abstraction. It was a wonderful day with an engaging audience and great feedback! Video of the performance will soon be available and viewable on our blog.

Keep following the blog for updates on future projects! A grand thank you to our dancers:

Michaela Cisariková, Elisa Vassena, Emelie Wångstedt, and Kali Chanfrasegaram
and guest musicians:  Justine Bui and Lucy Ladymore

Finally to the Build Your Worlds Collective!

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Photos by Saskia Evans


Little hands make great things! Workshop with South London school music & textiles meet in preparation for Live performance 24th of May Margate

Part of the ‘Moving with the Wind’ project is to involve various communities around London in the making of both costumes, soundscapes and sculptors to be exhibited on the 24th of May in Margate beach. The integration of school children in the creative process is an exciting and unexpected journey providing much inspiration for the Build Your Worlds Collective. Keep up to date on your twitter for more daily updated on the ongoing creative journey!

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Build your Worlds Collective present a free textile workshop based on Mondrian’s use of colours.



Costume designer Anna and Textile artist Andrea preparing a felt making workshop, exploring flat felt and Nuno felting techniques. The workshop coincides with the opening of the exhibition “Mondrian and Colour” at Turner Contemporary. The Build Your Worlds collective will be holding a workshop on the 17th of may at Turner Contemporary’s locations in Margate. The workshop will evolve around felt making techniques, in which the work created on the day is to be used for the ‘Moving with the Wind’ presentation on the 24th of May in Margate.

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Exciting times ahead in preparation for the ‘Moving with the Wind’ performance the 24th of May in Margate beach.

As the Build Your World collective is  approaching the exhibition date 24th of May 2014, costume designer Anna Cocciadiferro is experimenting with the first textile ideas for the dance performance in the lovely surroundings of Margate beach in Kent.  Dancers Emelie Wangstedt and Elisa Vassena are part of the textile pieces development, and their curious movements feed into the creative process for. An important aspect of this live art performance piece is to utilise the surroundings to the fullest by adapting the art work accordingly. The sand, the wind, the water and the shifting temperature are all challenges explored in this project, naturally titled ‘Moving with the wind’.

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Build Your Worlds event 19th May 2013- Dulwich Park

Let the day begin!  

7.30am. Carlos and I arrived to unload the van… 


More pictures here in the slideshow: Build Your Worlds 19th May 2013 Dulwich Park

The sound system people were already unpacking. Then Carlos got busy with the windmills… under John’s close supervision and useful safety advice.

10am. The dancers arrived and began warming up, followed by the musicians who set up under the gazibo.
11am. It’s time for the costumes to be handed over by Anna (costume designer) to the dancers, getting changed in the van, and everyone is now ready for a last minute rehearsal with the kids…
Let the show begin!
12pm. First the game then the performance…
Workshops and pompom making is popular with the stewards too!
John and colleague from Southwark Council are setting up one windmill on the other side to draw attention to the workshops and to the structures being built by the children and their parents.
Everyone is gradually getting involved into the Build Your Worlds concept…
The day ended with the team enjoying well deserved drinks and bbq at the pub in Dulwich Village, the weather was still amazing and we could all sit outside!

Here is a clip so you can hear an extract of one of James’ compositions: Video clip

Enjoy the pictures!