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Dance, Sat 29 Jun 2019, free entry

TOMBO(Y)LA by Amy Bell

TOMBO(Y)LA by Amy Bell


A conversation with a dancer dancing in conversation with their gender

A rolling archive of tomboyhood

A drop-in durational installation

Give it a spin

What is a tomboy? How does that word live in the body and why would anybody want to grow out of it? How does the gene pool lottery connect with learned patterns of movement to shape our felt sense of body, gender, self and belonging?

TOMBO(Y)LA dances in that space between language and embodiment and opens up the gaps between names, nouns, declarations and the affects, emotions and potentials of embodiment.

TOMBO(Y)LA asks what it might be to move differently within gendered attempts to fix the flux of experience.

You are welcome to join Amy in conversations – thinking out loud and being with the questions rather than being satisfied with the answers. You are welcome to simply watch. You are welcome to come and go.

Sat 29th June,
12:30pm – 1:15pm
2:15pm – 3:00pm
5:30pm – 6:15pm

Concept and performance: Amy Bell

Tombola maker: Hannah Sharp

Producing partnership: Kat Bridge and Lydia Wharf

Thanks to: Liz Aggiss, Peggt Olislaegers, Selm Wenselaers

Supported by Arts Council England, Tanzhaus Zürich, The Pebble Trust, The Place, The Studio Brighton, Yorkshire Dance, Wellcome Collection

Ideal age 8+

Part of Encounters a 2-day Pay As You Feel festival exploring gender diversity. Come along and join crowd a of inspiring dance artists from Friday 28 - Saturday 29 June. 

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 Jun 2019 12:30 to 00:00


Free entry

This is a Pay As You Feel Event.  Payments can be made on the first day


Yorkshire Dance


3 St Peters Buildings,
St Peters Square,



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