SPRING! – A Wee Open Floor Day with Collective Endeavours, Ali Robertson, Monika Smekot/ ContaKids. Sunday 12th March 12-4pm

2nd February 2023

SPRING! – A Wee Open Floor Day

Sunday 12 March 12 noon – 4pm Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow

Celebrating the lengthening days and responding to the energies of new growth, Collective Endeavours and friends present SPRING!- A Wee Open Floor Day, a family-friendly afternoon of improvised music and movement workshops and performances. We share our approach to improvisation and collective decision making, opening it up to participants of all ages. There will be food and time for chat. The event features a ContaKids workshop led by Monika Smekot and a performance from special guest Ali Robertson.

SPRING! – A Wee Open Floor Day is an intergenerational community event, open to all ages from 1-100 (or beyond!). Workshops and performances throughout the day are open level, for a range of ages, experience and abilities to take part in.

This event will take place from 12 noon – 4pm on Sunday 12 March at Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow Find us | Kinning Park Complex. The event will be hosted across the Main Hall and kitchen on the Ground Floor.

Both entrances to KPC have ramp access and railing. There are two car parking spaces available, with priority given to anyone who requires them for accessibility.
The hall is fitted with a loops system and the fire alarm system is the BS5839 visual beacon.
Tickets for this event are available on a PWYC scale from £0

12pm Doors Open
12.15-12.30 | Workshop | Family-friendly sound workshop by Collective Endeavours
12.45-1.15 | Performance | Ali Robertson
1.30-2.00 | Workshop | ContaKids family-friendly workshop by Monika Smekot
2.15-3.00 | Performance | Collective Endeavours
3.15-3.30 | Workshop | Warm down movement workshop by Aya Kobayashi

Food will be available throughout the day from 12pm

SPRING – A Wee Open Floor Day is designed as an afternoon of food, dance and sound and we hope that most people will join us for the full event, however, attendees may choose which activities to participate in or watch and drop in and out as needed.

We know many people struggle to meet basic bills and costs and we believe everyone should have access to events and performances irrespective of their financial situation so we are offering tickets at a range of prices for this event.
If cost is a barrier, affordable tickets are available starting from £0. If you are able to pay a little more, this money will go towards supporting Collective Endeavours with the next A Wee Open Floor Day event in Autumn and ensuring the artists involved are paid for their time, while keeping the costs lower for those who couldn’t otherwise afford it. We have included a guide below to help you find the price that works best for you. No one will be asked to provide ID or proof of circumstance related to the ticket tier they choose.
All tickets include attendance for the full day (12 – 4pm) including food and refreshments. All children and young people under 16 go free. Under 14’s should be accompanied by an adult

Ticket Pricing
-£0 Free- Under 16’s and anyone who would find cost a barrier to attending

-£6 Lower Price – suggested for those on lower incomes, in part time work or concessions

-£12- Regular price – suggested for people with a regular or steady income.

-£18 Support the artists and company – For organisations and people who can pay a little more to support Collective Endeavours help stage future events and keep our work financially accessible

Tickets are available to purchase through Brown Paper Tickets


Collective Endeavours is an improvisation music/dance group started by The Work Room Solène Weinachter and Jer Reid in 2010. The group meet regularly to develop rigorous methods and practices of improvisation for performance. Todays group will be Molly Danter, Bethany Edwards, Elena Inei, Aya Kobayashi, Hana Kobayashi-Michie, Dylan Read, Jer Reid and Alex South.


Ali Robertson is an Edinburgh-based improviser and organiser who, for more than twenty years, has often, but not exclusively, worked under the Giant Tank banner or in the duo Usurper to make hundreds of events and experimental recordings that exist on the periphery of music incorporating elements of composition, chance, performance, comedy, visual art and storytelling. Since 2018, Ali has been playing with Glasgow’s inclusive new music group Sonic Bothy as a member of both their Ensemble and Learning Space programmes.

Monika Smekot. Glasgow based dance and video artist curious about how the body can talk and hear and how the mind can be moved by bones and muscles.  Inspired by sustainability of creative process and a belief that we can learn and find answers by listening to what we already have. Monika is a mum of two children, she trained in Contakids with Itay Yatuv in 2019 and is currently teaching regular class in Southside.

A class for parents and children to develop trust and relationship through movement.

“Contakids is a methodology that pushes the idea of using physical contact to develop a deeper form of communication between parents and their children, that both will find enjoyable. By working with bodily movements, the child can enhance their motor skills and self-confidence, while the parents get to develop a bond of trust with their young ones.”

SPRING! – A Wee Open Floor Day is supported with seed funding from The Work Room’s Beyond Fund. Beyond is a seed funding initiative, designed to help nurture and kick start artist led projects which connect more people to dance.
All money raised through ticket sales will go towards covering the remaining costs of putting on the event and supporting Collective Endeavours to put on more Wee open Floor Day events in future.


Photography and poster design by Brian Hartley/ Still Motion.