Laura is a contemporary dance artist, contact improviser and argentine tango dancer. Originally from Italy, she has been working as a freelance dancer in the UK and across Europe since 2015. She performed in works by Quang Kien Van, Natalia Iwianec, Flora Wellesly Wesley, Cie MF, Anders Duckworth and is currently performing with Compagnia Natiscalzi (Italy). Between 2014 and 2016 Laura founded and worked with The Sparse Collective, a group of international artists who specialised in Improvisation into performance with whom she performed in Italy, Spain and Argentina. Laura has collaborated with Helga Schmidt, lecturer at Royal College of Art, for Designing Time, devising and curating the performance aspect the event at the Design Museum.
She has been a guest lecturer in CI and Improvisation at London Studio Centre and Central School of Ballet and taught workshops internationally in Italy (L’Altro Movimento and S’ALA) and Germany at B12 Festival.
Professional Class: Laura’s classes are designed to provide the participants with a space to follow their own interest and necessities as professionals but also be guided and challenged, thriving on the collective energy in the room. We will focus on some elements of partnering techniques, such as Fighting Monkey, to enhance our responsiveness and increase dynamic strength and mobility. There will be an emphasis on finding ease in moving in and out of the floor through dynamic sequences.
Solo Improvisation will be a tool to research textures, rhythm and structure of our dancing. Guiding us towards a place where we can experiment and get surprised, motivated by our passion and desire for movement.
DUO OFFER: 1 MORNING YOGA 9:30am + 1 PRO-DANCE TRAINING 11am for £15
We want to encourage dancers to make Yoga an integral part of their training!