A three day Partnering workshop with Jake Ingram-Dodd & Louise Tanoto
MON 10th November 2014  |  10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
TUE 11th November 2014  |  10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
WED 12th November 2014  |  10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
£95/£85 conc and early bird
A three day Partnering workshop with Jake Ingram-Dodd & Louise Tanoto

Monday 10th of November 10:30-12:00 pro-class/ 1-4pm workshop ,
Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th of November 10:30-12:00 pro-class /1:30-4:30pm workshop

Price: £95 / £85 concession and early bird
Morning Class: £10 each (£24x3 classes)

BOOKING REQUIRED: [email protected]

Please note the price of the workshop includes the morning classes.

Professional Class

The morning class focuses on exploring our body’s movement potential. Led through a study of devolution and evolution we hope to investigate finding the floor, using it to prepare the body and develop a base of knowledge and support. To begin we will work towards inhabiting our own movement offerings before turning our attention to others. At which point we can use interaction to continue finding new ways of seeing the floor, our fellow movers and indeed ourselves. Through guided improvisations and set material we want to ask ‘who is in front of you and what are the potentials they offer’. We will lift, we will copy, we will wriggle to a new found freedom and trust.


Our practice develops in the afternoon session where we will introduce you to our way of working in partnership; the methodology and different roles in creating movement as two. How they can open new possibilities that alone cannot be achieved, a way to approach another’s body as a tool whilst also encountering the person as a collaborator. The approach is an active, problem solving partnering looking at finding mutuality, independence, thinking and manipulation. With a bit of surrender this is an opportunity to become more familiar and comfortable with creating strong dynamic relations with other people.

The aim is for the environment to be dynamic and progressive when working with a partner. We will begin with a study of structure, with exercises to help us construct and deconstruct. Deepening an understanding of the bodies of yourself and your partner and gaining the to confidence to affect each other. Other focuses will be on initiations of movement, communication, places of power, real force and its relation to structure; also looking at individual and collective fears and places of trust. How to support and be supported. How to move together with freedom and confidence, and the techniques to help this happen. We will do this through a range of exercises in sharing skills/tools, creative tasks and movement links.

In the workshop we will collaborate with each other, offering the different experiences and backgrounds of the group, the foundation of a safe and supportive group environment from which to build our movement options. We advise participants to bring knee-pads and trainers

+Louise was born in Indonesia and grew up in London. She trained at Laban and was a member of Transitions 2007, including further studies in Choreology and Labanotation. She has worked in the UK for Tilted Productions, Robert Clark, Punchdrunk, Lost Dog, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Tom Dale and Darren Johnston. In Belgium and the Netherlands for Ugo Dehaes and T.R.A.S.H. And most recently with Fabulous Beast and Requardt & Rosenberg.

Her collaborations with Jake began during the creation of ‘Grafted’, a group piece by Ugo Dehaes, where partner work was the core of the work. From here they have been developing and teaching their ‘partnering tools’ workshops.

+ Jacob trained at NSCD in Leeds and completed a MA(P) at Laban as a member of Transitions Dance Company. During his time in London has worked with among others, The Featherstonehaughs, Punchdrunk, Tilted Productions, Robert Clark, Roberta Jean, and Sarah Dowling. He was awarded the Danceweb Scholarship and went to work in Belgium and Holland for Ugo Dehaes, Hans Van den Broeck with Cie.SOIT and Baila Louca. Most recently returning to London to work with Lea Anderson.

Jake has taught extensively in uk and partnering specifically with Tilted Productions and The Featherstonehaughs, since performing in ‘Grafted’ for Cie.Kwaadbloed Jake and Louise Tanoto have developed there partnering practise and workshops.