Creative Contemporary Dance

with Laura Doehler.

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Programmed by Siobhan Davies Studios.


Develop confidence and articulacy in your dancing, through explorative, responsive and organically devised movement. In this accommodating class, Laura Doehler will lead participants to discover and create as they move, supporting personal expression and improvisation.

“I love learning about movement in a more fundamental way; challenging my preconceptions about what dance and choreography is each session” 

Participant

This class draws on principles of Release technique, emphasising flow, breath and connection with the floor. Each session begins with a warm-up to awaken the senses and bring awareness to the space and our bodies – and then playfully you will explore dance material that builds to dynamic sequences.

Choreography Extension 
Stay for an optional, additional 30 minutes to delve into choreography. Using movement phrases from the 1.5 hour class this extra time will enable you to play, tinker and craft dance into choreography through creative tasks guided by our talented teachers.

For both beginner and intermediate levels to support confident and articulate dancing.

Timetable

Wednesdays, at our studio
6.30 – 8pm / 8.30pm

Summer Term 2021, Part 1:
19 May – 16 Jun
Summer Term 2021, Part 2:
23 June – 23 July

£10/£8.50, Drop In
£50/£42.50, 5-week Course Ticket

with Choreography Extension
£13/£11.50, Drop In
£65/£57.50, 5-week Course Ticket

Attending Class at SDS

Before attending class at Siobhan Davies Studios, we ask participants to read our COVID-19 page and familiarise themselves with the precautions we’ve put in place to ensure the safety of staff and all our users. 

It is important to note that:

  • We are open for pre-booked users only. We cannot currently accommodate drop-ins.
  • We will be maintaining a studio users tracking system as per government guidance. Your name and contact details will be kept for 21 days.
  • Class numbers are currently limited. This class will be limited to 10 participants.

Do not attend class if you are experiencing any symptoms of Coronavirus. Check your symptoms with NHS 111 Online.


Teachers

LAURA DOEHLER

Picking up on impermanence and change Laura choses improvisation as the format to trace and train focus that observes change. She initiates collective processes that in themselves facilitate and disseminate an embodiment of ideas, which circle around social connectivity and manifest via events that people can participate in and witness. The shedding of boundaries of self and other and the integration of performance and practice as part of everyday life are reoccurring themes. The most recent work of Exit Map which Laura is founder of, The Shared Training Practice in SE London, the Free to Move Movement, and Trilogy Twerk a Sonata, are projects brought to life in close dialogue with other cross-disciplinary artists that build on collective ownership and are defined by processes; the product being ourselves changing. Laura Doehler, BA (Dance Theatre) and MA (Performance Making), teaches movement (release, CI, improvisation, composition and movement analysis) in HE at the National School of Circus Arts London. H2dance, Tara’ Darquin, Monsur Ali and Anne-Gaelle Thiriot are artists she is currently working with as performer, collaborator and researcher.