Programmed by Siobhan Davies Dance
These Wednesday night classes develop movement awareness through contemporary technique and movement vocabulary (Release Technique), as well as improvisational tasks and movement exploration.
"I love learning about movement in a more fundamental way; challenging my preconceptions about what dance and choreography is each session"
- Creative Contemporary Dance participant
The class draws on principles of Release technique, emphasising flow, breath and connection with the floor. Each week begins with a warm-up to awaken the senses and tune awareness within the body and to the space, and then playfully you will explore dance material that builds to dynamic dance sequences.
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.
The classes accommodate both beginner and intermediate levels to support confident and articulate dancing.
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 0919 650. Drop-ins cannot be pre-booked, you can only pre-book for the whole term. If you are booking for the extra choreography session at a drop in rate please be advised payments can only be accepted in cash.
This class will be taught by Laura Doehler.
Concessions are available for full–time students (with valid NUS or ISIC cards), assistants or professional carers of people with disabilities and those who are receiving Universal Credit, Pension Credit or Disability Living allowance.
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.