KEYNOTE: LIFESTRINGS screendance: Slow Violence challenged through storytelling, Roma women and dance

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Nixon (2011) and Holterman (2014) define “slow violence” as the importance of environmental and non-physical forms of violence that occur over broad temporal scales. Davies (2022) suggests that there is an intimate connection between concepts of slow violence and structural violence. This keynote reflects on the slow violence that the Roma experience and ways that it is challenged through dance and co-creative projects. The unprecedented ecological crisis is not divorced from the arts and cultural heritage sector, and the screendancee work LIFESTRINGS, was guided by the urgency of climate justice and questions about flamenco, Roma identity, trauma and traditions.
Period9 Nov 2022
Event title
Event typeConference
LocationBerlini, GermanyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • choreography
  • Choreographer
  • Roma
  • screendance
  • Dance
  • Flamenco
  • Gender
  • Trauma