Class Description | Monday Night Improvisation | 12 November 2018 | 6:30 - 8:30pm
The Shared Practice was developed by a group of independent dance artists in SE London in 2012 to make space and time to freely move together. The idea is to allow curiosities to lead a presence in space that unfolds in moving. Through curiosities we bring awareness to our preferences, our values such as aesthetics or content and we acknowledge our current state of being. By sharing the space we find ourselves in an open source environment where everything that happens is anticipated in some way and forms part of our journey and a reflection of some kind. The facilitation of this class is light and concerns a navigation to ensure people have a sense of sharing this journey and being able to deal with what it means to follow your own impulses.
“ In doing it, it gives me clarification.” Lauren Potter
Picking up on impermanence and change Laura choses improvisation as the format to trace and train focus that observes change. She initiates collective processes that in themselves facilitate and disseminate an embodiment of ideas, which circle around social connectivity and manifest via events that people can participate in and witness. The shedding of boundaries of self and other and the integration of performance and practice as part of everyday life are reoccurring themes. The most recent work of Exit Map which Laura is founder of, The Shared Training Practice in SE London, the Free to Move Movement, and Trilogy Twerk a Sonata, are projects brought to life in close dialogue with other cross-disciplinary artists that build on collective ownership and are defined by processes; the product being ourselves changing. Laura Doehler, BA (Dance Theatre) and MA (Performance Making), teaches movement (release, CI, improvisation, composition and movement analysis) in HE at the National School of Circus Arts London. H2dance, Tara’ Darquin, Monsur Ali and Anne-Gaelle Thiriot are artists she is currently working with as performer, collaborator and researcher.