Bridget draws on her background in both contemporary and traditional Celtic folk dance to create material that challenges musicality, speed, athleticism and nuance. The main aim of her class is to create space within the body, mind and spirit to enable freedom of movement and expression. The class begins with guided improvisation using imagery and dynamics to awaken different possibilities within the body. Then, the class progresses into exploring floor work and footwork elements, using playfulness and repetition to imprint efficiency of movement into the body. The class will culminate in a choreographic sequence which serves as a celebration of what we have discovered and created throughout the class.
Bridget Lappin is a dance artist, performer and choreographer currently based in London, UK.
Originally from the east coast of Canada, Bridget trained at London Contemporary Dance School. She has performed with Richard Alston Dance Company (UK), Bern Ballett (CH), Humanah Productions (UK/SE), Peut-Etre Theatre (UK), and Glyndebourne Opera Festival (UK) and has worked with several independent choreographers in both Canada and the UK.
As a solo artist, Bridget has presented her own choreographic work in several international platforms including Resolution (UK), Kinetic Studio (CA) and Tanz Made in Bern (CH). Her dance practice is rooted in improvisation and seeks to explore topics of identity and feminism by subverting pop culture and philosophy. She is a Member of Chisenhale Dance Space where she was awarded a residency to develop her solo practice through the Next Stages Programme.
Bridget has been on the Contemporary Dance Faculty at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts's “Dance Summer Dance Programme” since 2016 and has taught both children and professional classes for C-12 Dance Theatre, Chisenhale Dance Space, and Kinetic Studio.
Bridget is the Assistant Director of Towards Vivenica and is the co-author of Designing Presence: Entering Towards Vivencia
ph. Danilo Moroni
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