In conversation - Heidi Saarinen with Emma Critchley

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


An afternoon of discussion and visual storytelling as we host a symposium ahead of the premier of artist Emma Critchley’s new film - The Bird and the Elephant as part of the Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Emma will be in conversation with Anthony Luvera, alongside dancer and Assistant Professor in Interior Architecture and Design (Coventry University), Heidi Saarinen, to discuss the film and the process of working with dancer William Moore to create the choreography for the piece.

The conversation will draw upon the connections between the respective artistic practices of Emma Critchley and Heidi Saarinen to explore the ways in which thinking about how the body interacts with different environments informs their work and their relationship to choreography both in and out of the water.

Period26 Nov 2021
Event titleIn conversation - Heidi Saarinen, Anthony Luvera with Emma Critchley: The Bird and the Elephant
Event typeOther
LocationCoventry, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • city of culture
  • artist talk