2017


Action Theater UK: Portals - a workshop 

Saturday 30th September, 11am - 5pm @ London Buddhist Arts Centre

Action Theater (TM) is a physical improvisation training that develops the range and dexteritory of body, voice and imagination.

During this physically led workshop, we will explore the three PORTALS to states and material. We will work in ensemble, duets and on our own, exploring and encountering new terrains. We will warm up our body, breath and imagination. Working with simple exercises we'll generate material using rhythm, imagination and our sensory experience. Playful and expansive, this class invites participants to follow their curiosity into new encounters with imagination, body, and the moment. We will seek to find ease, pleasure and trust in the unexpected. 


Performance at Notafe Dance Festival, Estonia

Tuesday 11th July, 7.00pm @ Notafe, Viljandi, Estonia

Rebecca will perform alongside Ruth Zaporah, Nadine Sures and other teachers of Action Theater (TM) in this night of improvised performance. 


Improvisation class at Independent Dance

Monday 8th May, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

@Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London

"Trust in the Unexpected." Emily Dickinson

In this physically led improvisation class, we will warm up our body, breath and imagination. Working with simple exercises we'll generate material using rhythm, imagination and our sensory experience. Playful and expansive, this class invites participants to follow their curiosity into language. We will seek to find ease, pleasure and trust in the unexpected. 


The Cardboard Citizens New Music Ensemble with Rebecca Mackenzie and Alice Colquhoun

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Friday 3rd March, 7:30pm

@Chisenhale Dance Studios, London

The Cardboard Citizens New Music Ensemble is an experimental music group whose members are all homeless or ex-homeless people. Its founder and director Reynaldo Young is a disaffected composer, performer and academic originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, now secluded in Lewisham.  Working with the New Music Ensemble, Rebecca will fuse together song, text and movement. 


2016


Improvisation class at Independent Dance 

Monday 30th October, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

@Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London

In this physically led improvisation class, we will warm up the body, the breath and the imagination. Working with simple exercises we will generate text using rhythm, imagination and our sensory experience. Playful and expansive, this class invites participants to follow their curiosity into language. (Part of Independent Dance Monday Night Improvisation programme.)


Sherborne Literary Festival  

Thursday 13th October, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

@ The Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3 AA

Rebecca will speak alongside author John Holliday about China, missionaries and writing. 


Late! Summer Solos - open studio 

Saturday 17th October, 7.30pm

@ COTC, 64 Barnsbury Road, London, N1 0ES

A pioneering double bill of solo performances from Seke Chimutengwende and Rebecca Mackenzie. For this special evening, the audience is invited to the studio where we work, for a night of solo improvisation. 


Literary Death Match - Stoke Newington Literary Festival  

Saturday 7th June, 7.30pm - 10pm

@ St Paul's Church Hall, Stoke Newington Road, N16 7UY

Described by the LA Times as 'the most entertaining reading series ever', Literary Death Match is a mix of four authors who perform their work before a panel of judges - one of whom is last year's winner, the author and actor Will Smith. The event costs £6.


Alex Clark's Rising Stars - Stoke Newington Literary Festival  

Saturday 7th June, 4pm - 5pm

@ Ryan's Bar, 181 Stoke Newington Church St, London, N16 0UL

Alex Clark, literary critic for the Guardian and Observer, interviews new writers, getting a feel for their unique voice in an intimate and friendly venue. The event is free. 


Performed reading from In a Land of Paper Gods

Wednesday 25th May, 7 - 8pm

@ The Library, 112 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BD

In a collaboration with musician and composer Reynaldo Young, Rebecca will be deliver a performed reading from her debut novel at The Library, Covent Garden. Join us for an evening of percussion, text, song and imagination as we journey through the novel's vividly realised world. 

The event is free but numbers are limited. Tickets can be reserved via The Library


Performed reading from In a Land of Paper Gods

Thursday 24th March,  7 - 9pm.

Rebecca Mackenzie will be joined by composer Reynaldo Young in a performed reading from IN A LAND OF PAPER GODS. The performance will be followed by a question and answer session.  

Tickets can be booked online here. 

@ Pages of Hackney, 70 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney, E5 0RN
 


Late! Night Solos two night residency 

Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March, 9.30 - 10.30pm

Rebecca Mackenzie and choreographer Seke Chimutengwende return to the Hen & Chickens in this double bill of improvised half hour solos. Through a spontaneous flow of events, they create characters, landscapes and narratives, expressed through a palette of language and movement. 

You can book your tickets here

@ Hen & Chickens, Highbury and Islington, 109 St Paul's Road, N1 2NA


Tinder Press New Voices 

Thursday 3rd March,  7- 9pm

Rebecca Mackenzie will read from her debut IN A LAND OF PAPER GODS, and will be joined by fellow Tinder Press authors Sarah Duguid and Sarah Leipciger.

Tickets are available in store, over the phone on 020 8670 1920 or online at dulwichbooks.co.uk 

@ Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, SE21 8SW

 


2015


Late! Night Solos @ ImpFest '15

Each Friday and Saturday in September, 2015 – 9:30pm to 10.30pm

Late! Night Solos goes to ImpFest '15. A double bill of pioneering solos from Rebecca Mackenzie and Seke Chimutengwende each Friday and Saturday night in September as part of ImpFest (Impermanent Festival of Contemporary Performance) hosted at Hornsey Town Hall, North London's pop-up art centre.

@Hornsey Town Hall, London


Reading from In a Land of Paper Gods

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:30pm

Tinder Press proof party at Henley Literary Festival. Join Imogen Taylor, publishing director of Headline's literary imprint Tinder Press and editor Mary-Anne Harrington for a glass of wine, readings from their two debut authors Rebecca Mackenzie and Sarah Duguid and a discussion about getting published. 

@Bix Manor, Henley  


Improvisation, Choreography and the Novel - a lecture

Thursday 24th September, 2015 

As part of ImpFest '15, dancer-choreographer Seke Chimutengwende and novelist Rebecca Mackenzie give a lecture on the dialogue between improvisation and choreography, and improvisation and writing, as well as their own approaches to improvisation in performance. This will be followed by an audience discussion. 

@Hornsey Town Hall, London


Improvisation class with Rebecca Mackenzie

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Improvisation class at Independent Dance. In this physically led improvisation class, we will warm up the body, the breath and the imagination. Working with simple exercises we will generate text using rhythm, imagination and our sensory experience. Playful and expansive, this class invites participants to follow their curiosity into language. (Part of Independent Dance Monday Night Improvisation programme.)

@Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London