July 11, 2020, 6 p.m. by Giuliana


REGISTER NOW for the WORKSHOPS & TALKS | 18th-19th-20th September ALL DAY from 8:45AM


Movement Medicine

TIME 8:45-9:45am

In this flow class we will start slowly; awakening an unfurling the fluid body. Once we have created that space we can begin to play in the spaces in between the poses exploring the possibility of the end of one pose as the beginning of another to create flow. .

Suitable for all

Tiffany studied martial arts and gymnastics in her younger years, until she found ballet at age 13. She then went on to study dance for the next seven years, following her dream all the way to New York to study at the Ailey School. After returning home, retiring from dancing and moving into the corporate world, Tiffany found yoga to be a respite from the stresses of everyday life and a way to reconnect to her body. She was passionate about bringing this sense of freedom and connection to other people and began her teaching journey


How can we turn this current sh!t storm into a glitter storm?

TIME 10am-10:45am

Hey Babes, join me, Sarah Blanc, for the first ever coffee morning of the first ever online TripSpace festival 2020 where we will get close, comfy and set intentions for the weekend ahead and beyond. I invite you to bring your questions and ask Contemporary Dance’s Sweetheart (that's me) anything you want. I have a Gold Medal in Optimism, a BA(hons) in Looking on the Bright Side and Masters in Nail Art.

How can we turn this current sh!t storm into a glitter storm? Or in the words of an academic how can we subverse the current disastrous conditions to something that we can truly develop and grow from. That wasn't even academic but for me it was a bit.
See you soon.
Don't be late.
Bring a brew.

Suitable for all

Sarah is an Irish loudmouth choreographer and performer based in London. She creates solo work on herself and is Artistic Director of Moxie Brawl- a fresh all female inclusive dance theatre company. She is one third of Annie Vicky Sarah.
Her work has been described as ‘dance meets theatre meets stand-up’. Both her solo practice and work with Moxie Brawl reflect her desire to create work that connects with people, that people can experience and engage with.
As a freelance choreographer/movement director she has worked with companies, organisations and artists such as Little Red Kettle, Complicite, Bryony Kimmings, Royal Opera House, Perth Concert Hall and The Place.


Whatever state you’re in, whatever space you’re in!

TIME 11-12:30pm

We’ll start from articulations for body and attention, drawing non-exhaustively on Steve Paxton’s Material for the Spine, martial arts, and my own lockdown researches. Using these investigations to define and refine connections and distinctions within ourselves, tasting potentials for ease, sensitivity and power. We'll gradually build from these into solo improvisations, finding ways to soften and sharpen our attention and decision making. We’ll work on creating spatially complex full-bodied dancing even within a restricted space... or at the very least enjoy shaking off some lockdown cobwebs!

Suitable for professional dancers, movers, performers

Ben graduated from TrinityLaban before going on to complete the training cycle at P.A.R.T.S. (BE). Now he regularly works as a performer and movement researcher for (among others); Charlotte Spencer Projects, Vera Tussing, Francesco Scavetta/Wee and Lisa May Thomas. Alongside performing he teaches at conservatoires, universities, professional classes throughout Europe. Ben holds an MA in Creative Practice from Independent Dance/TrinityLaban. He also practises Aikido at Tetsushinkan/MovingEast, enjoys barefoot running and wandering amongst mountains with a small tent and a big smile.



TIME 1pm-3pm

Martin's 25 years of experience dancing, creating, performing and globetrotting around the world touring has contributed to the crystallisation of his own style called 'Martins Dancing'.

During this workshop Martin will invite you to experience his craft, he will teach you scores and methods, that will equip you with concrete and graspable tools. He designed these tools in order to cultivate awareness, and the sensitivity that can help you to access your feelings.
The study process will radically enlarge your movement vocabulary and teach you how to use the body language more eloquently.

"this is how we dance in our village"; "travelling through all asanas", "orchestration", "melting to all directions", "growing plant style", "sun setting legato", "gently smoking thighs score", "feet and hand relevé", "feeling", "flirting with intensity", "range of motion", "mobile chest spine - tree trunk lumbar spine" "delicious dancing"

Suitable for all

Martin was born in 1974 in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
In 1997 he became a member of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker's ROSAS dance company, in Brussels. He danced in numerous performances: "WOULD", in the reprise of "MIKROCOSMOS" and "ACHTERLAND", contributed to the creation of "JUST BEFORE", "DRUMMING", "I SAID", and "IN REAL TIME". During these years with ROSAS, the teachings of David Zambrano and Chrysa Parkinson widened his dance horizons.
Between 2001 and 2004, he collaborated with the choreographer Roberto Olivan in the creation of "NATURAL STRANGE DAYS" and "DE FARRA".
In the seasons 2002-2004, he worked with circus company Rital Brocante.
Since 2003, he has been a member of Thomas Hauert's company ZOO, performing in "FIVE", "MODIFY", "MORE LESS SAID SONGS", "WALKING OSCAR", "PUZZLED" and 'ACCORDS".
Martin Kilvady is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. They created "OPENING NIGHT", "JOURNEY HOME" and " FRAGMENTS".
Martin has been involved in more then 30 original creations and performed through out all the continents of the world.
He is guiding an ongoing movement research and has been teaching for more than 25 years.


A Future For Freelancers (restructuring the power dynamic)

TIME 5pm-6pm

The last few months have made visible the vulnerability of freelancers in our dance industry. It's something we were all aware of, but how could we change the system?
Now we've paused. There's space for change. And we've realised how much that change is needed.
There are many conversations happening and a future in which freelancers are better supported and more highly valued is a tangible possibility - if we can keep the momentum going and find strength in our collective voice.
In conversation with Yukiko Masui, chair of Equity Dance Committee, we'll discuss the events and conversations of the last months, the needs of freelance artists moving forward, and the change we hope to see.
It's time to move forward together and restructure the power dynamic.

Suitable for all

Rachel freelances as a dance artist, podcast host & writer/dramaturg. She was a participating artist in SystemsLAB 2018-19 (Freddie Opuko-Addaie for Dance Umbrella) and has worked across theatre, film and in outdoor/site-specific works. Most recently she has been working alongside her collaborators on the development of their own creative projects.
A member of the Critics Circle UK (dance section), Rachel writes extensively on dance and is a contributor to The Stage & international publication, Fjord Review. She is host and founder of Dance Dialogues: A Podcast; a space for artists to discuss their life, work and what matters in dance right now. She is passionate about expanding conversations on dance, particularly for independent artists, and in finding ways to build more visibility & support within our freelance dance community.

Yukiko is a Tokyo-born dancer, choreographer and rehearsal director. In 2008, she moved to London to study Contemporary Dance and later joined Transitions Dance Company at Trinity Laban as a part of Masters. Since the graduation, she has been working internationally with companies and choreographers such as Agudo Dance, Art of Spectra(SE), Cathy Waller, Norrdans(SE), Rhiannon Faith, Rosie Kay, Tamsin Fitzgerald(2Faced Dance), TRIBE and more.

Alongside her career, she is an active member of Equity and the chair of Equity Dance Committee. She has been part of campaigns for Holiday Pay, running online gatherings and delivering student talks at Dance Conservatoires.



TIME 6:30pm-8pm

Gaga/people classes offer a framework for users to connect to their bodies and imaginations, experience physical sensations, improve their flexibility and stamina, exercise their agility and explosive power, and enjoy the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere. Throughout the class, participants are guided by a series of evocative instructions deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation. Rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multi sensory, physically challenging experience.

Suitable for all

Professional dancer and teacher Chisato Ohno graduated from Central School of Ballet and danced with Netherlands Dans Theater 2, Batsheva Dance Company and Karas of Saburo Teshigawara. She is a certified Gaga teacher and has been teaching companies and schools in the UK and Internationally since 2005. Chisato is currently a member of faculty at the London Contemporary Dance School where she was appointed lecturer in dance since 2013.




On Saturday at 8PM the historical double trouble choreographic duo Giuliana Majo & Jose Vidal will host live our performance evening consisting of a carefully selected collection of videos, screen-dances, digital dance installations created in response to lockdown.

REGISTER NOW for the WORKSHOPS & TALKS | 18th, 19th, 20th September ALL DAY from 8:45AM

REGISTER NOW for the DANCE & PERFORMANCE SCREENING | Saturday 19th September 8PM

LINK for the FAMILY MUSIC & BOOGIE WORKSHOPS with THE JUNK ORCHESTRA | Sat 19th- Sun 20th September 10AM-10:30AM


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