Amy Bell Facilitates Pro-Dance Training
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur 10:30 a.m.-noon  |  5
16th-19th November This class is supported by the TripHazard programme of residencies link

Starting with the breath, the core and opening the senses to find energetic connections through the body, class develops to focus on moving from, through and under the skin. Together with drummer Amy Hurst we’ll dig into notions of texture, power, and unexpected rhythmic play. Particular attention will be given to floorwork, moments of improvisation and expansive travelling sequences that build in athleticism, complexity and dynamic range.

Amy is a London-based performer, maker, teacher and writer. Alongside TripHazard, Amy is currently developing installation work TOMBO(Y)LA and performing for Alessandro Sciarroni and Chiara Frigo. She is a member of The Hunting Lodge, a European choreographic research collective and she lectures in Choreography at London Contemporary Dance School. Previously Amy created a series of darkly surreal duets with Valentina Golfieri, including I Just Close My Eyes: Here Are The Devils. She has performed for Hussein Chalayan & Damien Jalet, Tino Sehgal, Maresa von Stockert’s Tilted Productions, Marco D’Agostin, Giorgia Nardin and Charlotte Spencer amongst others. She was project writer for Performing Gender 2013-14, a European project based on gender and sexuality. In 2014 Amy received a Lisa Ullmann Traveling Scholarship Award to research queer culture and performance in San Francisco.

About Amy's research for the TripHazard residency
The skin tells a lot. You can read it like a score of the rhythms playing out inside and upon our bodies. We see and feel throbbing pulses, muscles twitching, sweat forming, bruises and scars tracing brushes with the outside world. Skin is the vibrating membrane where our subjective and objective experiences clash, reverberate and fall in and out of sync. I want to look at unconventional femininities as a sort of syncopation, upsetting the usual smoothness of expectation, accent and intonation in sound and movement. After initially working on these ideas in the research solo Small Pleasures (For Her), I have invited filmmaker Graham Clayton-Chance and drummer and artist Amy Hurst to explore resonances across human skin, drum skin and film screen.

DUO OFFER: 1 MORNING YOGA (9:15-10:15am) + 1 PRO-DANCE TRAINING (10:30-12pm) for £12.
We want to encourage dancers to make Yoga an integral part of their training!

image by Fernanda Prata