Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S.), First Workshop (2011) Photo: Emilix Beatriz


G.O.D.S (Letitia Pleiades & Ashanti Harris)

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).