Class Description | Monday Night Improvisation | 24 September | 6:30 - 8:30pm
In this class we will look at different ways of generating material and relating it to other people in the space. You will be given the opportunity to make your own decisions in the moment, and will be encouraged to follow your own interests within given parameters. The aim of the class is to develop a sense of authorship and to enable a greater understanding of one's own practice.
Seke Chimutengwende works as a performer, choreographer, teacher and improviser. After graduation from London Contemporary Dance School in 2004 he went on to tour internationally with companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre, Lost Dog and Fabulous Beast.
Since attending a workshop in solo improvisation with Andrew Morrish in 2006, Seke has performed over 50 improvised solos at such diverse venues as Findhorn Universal Hall (Scotland), Alexandrinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg), TripSpace (London), Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Forrest Fringe (Edinburgh) and Servant Jazz Quarters (London). He regularly performs in Late! Night Solos, a double bill showcased by himself and Rebecca Mackenzie at The Hen and Chickens Theatre, Islington. Seke performs duet improvisations with Kate Hilder and has performed ensmeble improvisations with the group Neat Timothy since 2009.
For his company Seke Chimutengwende & Friends he has choreographed four works including The Time Travel Piece for The Place Prize 2012, and King Arthur which premiered at The Yard Theatre in 2015. Seke is currently researching two new pieces: Black Holes, a duet in collaboration with Alexandrina Hemsley exploring Afrofuturism and a group piece Mass, Material and Disturbance.
Seke has taught improvisation at London Contemporary Dance School, The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Goldsmiths University, TripSpace, Independent Dance and Greenwich Dance. He has also made work on the dance students of Roehampton University and Coventry University and been a mentor on the MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at the Central School of Speech and Drama since 2011.