this term with Laura Doehler.
Programmed by Siobhan Davies Studios.
Discover and create through explorative movement.
This class encourages moving with ease, personal expression and joyful creativity. It draws on Release Technique and Somatics, two areas of Contemporary Dance.
Creative Contemporary sessions will fine tune your awareness to your weight, breath and the flow of movement. Guided by a singular idea or anatomical focus, you will gradually find complexity and depth in your dancing; playful exploration will inspire confidence to expand on form, rhythm and dynamism. We will then share and enjoy our creative discoveries together through partner work and group dances.
This class is suitable for beginners, as well as those with experience.
13 Sep – 13 Dec*
6.30 – 8.30pm
* There is no class on 8 Nov.
Full Term tickets include a 15% discount. They are available until Sunday 17 September, following the first class of term.
10 Jan – 27 Mar*
6.30 – 8.30pm
* There is no class on 14 Feb.
Full Term tickets include a 15% discount. They are available until Sunday 14 January, following the first class of term.
What to expect
Our expert teachers will guide you through:
- learning movement phrases
- playing with choreographic tasks
- dancing and creating with others.
All classes start with a warm-up, and end with a cool down.
What will you get out of this class?
Participants have said:
“The teacher creates and holds a really containing and expansive environment so we can feel confident enough to explore new ways of moving and relating.”
“The class allows me to explore, express and experience the changing physical nature of my capabilities.”
“I love learning about movement in a more fundamental way; challenging my preconceptions about what dance and choreography is each session.”
Laura Doehler, BA (Dance Theatre) and MA (Performance Making), teaches movement (release, contact, improvisation, composition and movement analysis) at the National School of Circus Arts London. She is a performer, collaborator and researcher, currently working with H2dance, Tara’ Darquin, Monsur Ali and Anne-Gaelle Thiriot. Laura is the founder of Exit Map, a collective working in dialogue with other cross-disciplinary artists.
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 bring about an embodiment of ideas and manifest in 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.
ACCESS AND AMENITIES AT SDS
Siobhan Davies Studios is mostly accessible, with lifts to all floors. There are two accessible parking spaces available on site which can be booked in advance. Blue Badge parking is also available nearby on West Square and Garden Row (for a full map visit the Southwark Council website). Our main door is power assisted.
- Changing facilities*
- Communal showers*
- Toilets / wheelchair accessible toilets
- Kitchen: tea and coffee making, fridge, and microwave (not fully accessible)
* Our changing facilities and showers are not fully accessible. Our closest publicly available and fully accessible changing facility is at The Castle Centre, a leisure centre 0.3 miles away from the studios. You can find full details of their features here.