G.O.D.S. (Glasgow Open Dance School)
Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S.) was founded in 2011 by artists Romany Dear, Letitia Pleiades and Ashanti Harris. Pleiades and Harris both live and work in Glasgow; Dear lives and works in Bogotá.
G.O.D.S. is a not-for-profit community organisation, which facilitates free dance and movement-focused activities in different locations in Glasgow. G.O.D.S. is a members organisation that is open to everyone and aims to provide workshops for people of all abilities, believing that everyone is a dancer and everyone is a teacher. They create spaces that are supportive for people trying new things and exploring movement.
Projects include: Scores Workshop, School for Civic Imagination, CCA, Glasgow (2019); Movement Choir, Festival of the Not, Newcastle (2019); G.O.D.S Weekend, Glasgow International (2018); Collective Action, Lunarnova Campout, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh (2017); Embodied Place Workshop, World Is Sudden: Summer Lab, Circa Projects, Newcastle (2017); With Straight Face, LEGROOM, Manchester (2017); The Curious Incident of the DIG in the Night-Time, Dance International Glasgow, The Poetry Club, SWG3, Glasgow (2017); [B]reach: The Fugitive Chronicles, collaboration with Gallery of the Streets, Arika Episode 8: Refuse Powers Grasp, Tramway, Glasgow (2016); Techno Witch Ballet Workshop with Elizabeth Ward, Tramway, Glasgow (2016). Bring a Score + Do a Score, The Only Way To do It Is To Do It, The Hunterian, Glasgow (2015-16).