Monday Night Improvisation | Monday 12 June 2017 | 6.30 - 8.30pm
Current concerns are exploring conditions for composing and recomposing space through practices of listening, touch, attending to curiosity, stillness, dancing in partnership with others, observing ourselves, others and the space we co-create, somatic and kinaesthetic awareness. Both morning class and Monday night improvisation sessions are conceived as spaces for research and experiment with the hope that participants use them to explore or expand their own practice through a different lens. Please bring notebooks for drawing and writing, feel free to speculate, ask questions and dance.
Research Lab | Monday 3 July 2017 | 10am - 12noon
I will share my research into the experience of dancing as companionship and ‘being with’, with reference to socially engaged thinker Jean-Luc Nancy’s essay Being Singular Plural. This will take the form of a short performed sharing of dance and text and a practical, discursive exploration of these notions and whatever arises from their consideration through moving and talking together in a durational improvisation.
Carolyn Roy is a London based dancer, writer and teacher. Her work examines the body meeting with the world through improvising and walking, the material that emerges in this encounter and the compositional potential of somatic practice. It is concerned with attention, perception, and relationships. Formative influences of Skinner Releasing Technique and Body Weather continue to inform this practice. In addition to her own projects, she has performed with Gaby Agis, Pacitti Company, Tino Sehgal, Florence Peake, and Lizzy Lequesne, and is currently a PhD practitioner researcher at Roehampton University.