Promotional photo for performance Everybody with Me, Always by Freestylers.

From September 2021

Everybody with Me, AlwaysFreestylers

Freestylers are an ever-expanding team of artists. Person-centred and disability-led, their work is about listening and learning from each other. The Freestylers team have longstanding creative relationships built on care, support and trust. This new work, Everybody With Me, Always, a CONTINUOUS x Unlimited commission, sees them go on a UK tour for the first time.

"We couldn’t work together in the studio this year and we wanted to see each other in real life, so we started going on walks together. The work is a journey. We are going on tour for the first time. We are meeting new people, finding out what we need and how we can help each other. Making more and more connections.

In the performance we will be sharing some films and live performances with you. As well as some activities in a relaxed environment. You can stand up, make noise, move around and join us if you feel like it. You can have a break when you need, or just relax and watch the show."

Everybody With Me, Always has a runtime of 2 hours.

Collaborators

Roland Carline
Francis Majekodunmi
Abdul Sabir
Adam Smith
Sheri King
Charles Oni
Ezi Ogbonna
Sunanda Biswas
DJ Hassan
Vicki Hawkins
Joe Pecruich
Carol Pound
Bethany Pound
Shola Cole Wilson
Nancy Clayton
Samuel Keelan
Meave Obrien
Rachel Gildea
Andrea Swansain

About

Freestylers (previously Depford Freestylers) is made of a team of people who have longstanding creative relationships built on care, support and trust. As our team is made up of artists with and without disability we are often interrogating the idea of care because we believe it goes both ways. We believe that everyone in our group is powerful, so we are passionate about finding ways to break down conventional power structures and share ownership of our work. We want to celebrate individuals but challenge individualism in the arts.

Freestylers provide a space where people can be seen if they choose to be, and become a part of a wider cultural conversation about race, class, identity, and gender which is shaping the future.

We use performance and film in our workshops to look for new and inclusive ways to communicate. We work in gallery spaces in the context of performance art. We want our spaces to feel relaxed and intimate. We want our audiences to be able to come and go, shout and make noise, and to join us when they want to.

Support

Commissioned by CONTINUOUS and Unlimited. Supported using funding from the John Ellerman Foundation.

Everybody With Me, Always is supported by the work of Corali Dance Company. Find out more here.

Tour

  • 24.09.21

    Everybody with Me, Always

    Goldsmiths CCA Gallery, London

  • 01.10.21

    Everybody with Me, Always

    Goldsmiths CCA Gallery, London

  • 08.10.21

    Everybody with Me, Always

    Goldsmiths CCA Gallery, London

  • 16.10.21

    Everybody with Me, Always

    Tramway, GlasgowWorkshop

  • 22.10.21

    Everybody with Me, Always

    Tramway, Glasgow

  • 23.10.21

    Everybody with Me, Always

    Tramway, Glasgow

  • 06.11.21

    Everybody with Me, Always

    Dance City, NewcastleWorkshop

  • 12.11.21

    Everybody with Me, Always

    BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

  • 13.11.21

    Everybody with Me, Always

    BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

SUPPORTED BY

John Ellerman Foundation