July 11, 2020, 5:45 p.m. by Giuliana
DAY 2 SATURDAY 19th September REGISTER NOW for the WORKSHOPS & TALKS | 18th-19th-20th September ALL DAY from 8:45AM
YOGA with DAVID KAMWalking with Wonder TIME
A dynamic session blending yoga and mixed movement exploring various creative interpretations of ‘walking with wonder’. We will be playing with fluid weight shift across the feet, discovering various expressions of grounding and lifting, balancing and falling through challenging leg balances. A yoga block or similar alternative is needed for this session.
David Kam is a movement artist and yogi weaving over 15 years of mindfulness, somatic and artistic research including degrees in architecture and dance. David is currently undertaking a specialist diploma in Choreological Studies, exploring movement through the lens of Laban’s framework. David offers a bravespace of movement and conversation advocating #selfdare by creating playful situations for others to rediscover themselves with wonder. David actively shares his ever-evolving practice with warmth and sincerity to communities across the globe, empowering individuals to navigate any sense of overwhelm through play. www.davidkamkiawei.com
COFFEE MORNING with SEKE CHIMUTENGWENDE Art-making in an age of uncertaintyTIME
What is the role of the artist in times of crisis? What kind of art works should we make? Should we even be making art works? How does escapism fit into all this?
This coffee morning is a chance to look at the function of the arts, dance and performance in the current age of crisis. We will discuss how making performance can be a way of processing the past, making sense of the present, and dreaming about the future.
Suitable for All
Seke Chimutengwende is a dancer, improviser, choreographer, movement director and teacher. He has performed for companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre and Lost Dog and has performed solo and group improvisations internationally since 2006. His choreographies include, The Time Travel Piece which was a semi-finalist for The Place Prize 2012 and Black Holes, made in collaboration with Alexandrina Hemsley, which was selected for The British Council Showcase in Edinburgh 2019. Seke has also worked as a movement director for theatre productions at The Yard, Battersea Arts Centre and The Gate Theatre. Seke is a guest teacher at The Rambert School and London Contemporary Dance School.www.sekechimutengwende.com
FAMILY MUSIC & DANCE WORKSHOP with THE JUNK ORCHESTRATIME
10-10:30 (BST)Family fun for all ages..
View the 1min video intro here
for a kitchen table jam session & wacky boogie woogie.
Bring your: pots, pans, pencils, chopsticks, tins, plastic bottles, empty toilet rolls, dried beans cellotape and elastic bands
We will build the band! &.. have a boogie! PREPARATION REQUIRED!
View this 3min instructional
..if you want to build your recycled instruments b4. (Recommended :-)
Or simply collect some some sonic objects on the day! NOTE: TO JOIN THIS FAMILY SESSION USE THIS SEPARATE LINK
Meeting ID: 884 600 8024
Please use a larger screen - ipad or laptop if pos +a blue tooth speaker.
We look forward to seeing you! www.thejunkorchestra.co.uk
WORKSHOP with BECKY NAMGAUDSRemembering the “WHY?”TIME
Remember WHY you dance, WHY you enjoy moving your body. WHY you want to do it around others. During this class we will explore moving for pleasure. Starting with a warm up of breath work, yoga and conditioning we’ll prepare our minds and bodies. A research based class, the choice is yours on how much effort to use, to choose what interests you, to choose what you’d like to explore through a series of tasks and improvisations. We’ll explore the space around us, connect as a group (even through the screen) and move to some bangers! Suitable for professional dancers, movers, performers
Becky Namgauds is a dancer and choreographer based in London. She has worked for The National Theatre & Marianne Elliot, Marion Motin, Holly Blakey amongst others. She has created work for theatres, outdoor festivals, galleries and music videos and has collaborated with Hofesh Shechter Company and LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre). Her show Like Honey was part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019 and her outdoor work Rodadoras tours nationally and internationally. www.beckynamgauds.com
WORKSHOP with PHIL HULFORD MOVING BREATHTIME
We will begin with the breath. I will lead you through a breathwork exercise the get us more aware of the breath. From there we will go into some improvised movements which I will guide you through using imagery. There is no "wrong way to move". It is all about cultivating appreciation for the present moment.
Because of the nature of present focussed movement, there is no plan other than that. We keep it simple. Connect the body and the mind using breath. It could well get very physical, or we could dive deep into extended breathing and movement sections.
It is an experience of letting go of what "should" be and accepting what is, which opens more opportunity in the body and the mind.
Suitable for all
Phil worked as a pro dancer with Hofesh Shechter Company for over 10 years. In 2016 he went freelance into the world of creature performing (film, tv and motion capture acting). He has played a live animatronic gorilla in theatre productions as well as worked as a parkour artist/athlete on various projects.
He also works as a movement coach with a fitness and mindset programme for Physical Artists.
WORKSHOP with MATT MULLIGHANSLOW FLOWTIME
A relaxed and mindful reminder of your body, putting you calmly in touch with a quiet inner power.
From a somatic warm-up we move through a series of simple postures and slow, meditative patterns of movement and breath, to become grounded in body and mind.
Be reminded of your roots through a series of guided movement flows, bringing awareness to your centre and a sense of stability and length. Leave feeling refreshed and energised, centred in the present moment.
A class for all movers, held by Matt in the safe, explorative and lighthearted manner for which he has become known in workshops across the world.Suitable for all
Matt has spent 15 years weaving threads between a professional practice of movement, meditation, dance, acrobatics and yoga. Since 2015 he has been teaching and sharing his physical practice through BODY ROOTS.
Matt followed a full-time professional training in acrobatics (Circomedia Circus School, UK) and later conservatoire training in contemporary dance (Northern School of Contemporary Dance, UK) before embarking on a touring career as a performer and teacher. Matt's events have been hosted across the world including workshops in Switzerland, Israel, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Portugal, and across the UK. He lives with his partner in Manchester, Northern England, and continues to teach worldwide in-person and online.
TALK with ELEANOR SIKORSKI & LYIN Eleanor Sikorski in conversation with Last Yearz Interesting Negro: On meeting the kids who grew up online and how to make dance work in 2020.TIME
Eleanor Sikorski and Last Yearz Interesting Negro will chat together about dance, choreography and teaching and how it exists online: out of convenience and out of necessity. They have both been working as artists since they graduated together ten years ago and they’ve witnessed a lot of change. They will reflect on how their own work has moved screen-wards and the reasons for that, out of choice and need, and they will share their recent experiences of creating work online with students. Listen in, have a chance to ask your own questions and enjoy their rants and raves.Suitable for All
Eleanor is a dancer and choreographer based in Nottingham. Her work spans dance, comedy, cabaret, music and film. She runs Nora with fellow dancers Stephanie McMann and Flora Wellesley Wesley: they invite choreographers to make work for them to perform and they teach, write and make films, advocating for dancers' working rights. Eleanor co-runs Roadhouse, aUK-wide improvisation project, with her partner, dance artist Lewys Holt: Roadhouse frames improvisation as a radical and progressive form and creates space for artists to practice performing and for audiences to practice watching.
Jamila Johnson-Small is a London-born and based artist of Caribbean descent. They make performances, (de)compositions between what is held in their own body, the space and the bodies of the spectators. Always relational and thinking cumulatively, moving across spaces, contexts, roles and collaborations, the work gathers and transmits information through inviting others in, creating various constellations to build spaces for dancing, performance, listening and conversation.Please note that at 8pm straight after this talk we will be presenting the DANCE & PERFORMANCE SCREENING.
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At 8PM (BSM) 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.
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