Creative Contemporary Dance

with Laura Doehler.

Booking opens Fri 27 Aug

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
29 Sep – 15 Dec
6.30 – 8pm / 8.30pm

29 Sep | Taster Class
Never attended our classes before? Attend a free Adults Creative Contemporary class as part ofour September Housewarming.
Book a place

£10/£8.50, Pre-booked Drop In
£55/£46.75, 6-week Half Course Ticket*

with Choreography Extension
£13/£11.50, Pre-booked Drop In
£71.50/£63.25, 6-week Half Course Ticket*

* Only the first half of term (29 Sep – 3 Nov) is currently on sale.


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 walk-ups.
  • We recommend that users wear masks in the corridors and common areas of the studios.
  • We will continue to maintain a studio users tracking system. Your name and contact details will be kept for 21 days.
  • Class numbers are currently limited. This class will be limited to 15 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.